21 episodes

This is Tapped, a podcast where we tell our stories - the stories of people living with the cost of drought in the Southwest, and what we can do to mitigate it.

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    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

This is Tapped, a podcast where we tell our stories - the stories of people living with the cost of drought in the Southwest, and what we can do to mitigate it.

    Navigating murky waters: how laws and regulations can hinder tribal initiatives

    Navigating murky waters: how laws and regulations can hinder tribal initiatives

    In this Tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the history of the Havasupai people's fight to stop uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and why they worry about water contamination.

    • 26 min
    A generational battle: How a tribe’s concern over mining contamination on ancestral homelands brought Biden to Arizona

    A generational battle: How a tribe’s concern over mining contamination on ancestral homelands brought Biden to Arizona

    For people who visit or call Grand Canyon National Park home, the water issues mainly come around moving water up to the rim where the homes, hotels, and other businesses sit. But, head downstream to one of the most remote tribal nations in America, and the water issues are very different. The Havasupai people's land sits in the canyon, surrounded on all sides by the park. They're not worried about pumping the water up. Their worries are about what trickles down. Upstream from them sits an area where uranium mining was once plentiful. And that atomic-age history is causing concerns about water quality.

    • 27 min
    An unprecedented water line in an unprecedented place

    An unprecedented water line in an unprecedented place

    In this Tapped episode, Danyelle Khmara delves into the Grand Canyon's water infrastructure challenges and the extraordinary Transcanyon Waterline upgrade, highlighting the complexities of delivering clean water in this iconic natural wonder.

    • 24 min
    When a reservoir is more than stored water

    When a reservoir is more than stored water

    Lake Powell is the reason Page, Arizona exists. The city of 7,500 started as a work camp for those building Glen Canyon Dam. Today, the lake and dam provide the it with water and electricity, and lake-related business accounts for about three-quarters of its taxbase. So how does the ebb and flow of the lake's main source of water, the Colorado River, affect life in Page?

    • 18 min
    Water and housing redux

    Water and housing redux

    The story of a home development in Cochise County has taken a second big turn since we published Episode 4 of this series, so Summer Hom is back with the latest on this ongoing saga.

    • 27 min
    Water and copper

    Water and copper

    We wrap up our look at the 5 Cs of Arizona's economy with an examination of copper. The state is dotted with towns that at some point relied on mineral extraction for jobs. And that industry's historical practices around water use have reflected the state's feelings about both natural resources, whether it's dropping slag into rivers in the early-to-mid 1900s or efforts to squeeze and treat every drop of water out of today's tailings. How does this stalwart of Arizona's economy compare to others when it comes to water use?

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Saguaro520 ,

Outstanding!

Provides detail on an important topic. Great reporting.

techtonix ,

Lots more to cover

Nicely produced show, great interviews. Some big current issues missing; 1) water energy nexus - use of water by thermo-electric power plants, global warming emissions causing drought. Feedback loop 2) AMA up for ballot as prop 420 and 422 in Willcox and Douglas basins. ADWR dissalowing discussion of hydrology at their meeting, no meetings for Douglas residents who are predominantly Hispanic and pro water conservation 3) Riverview dairy attempted to create a water district to benefit their interested, got shut down by locals for conflict of interest concerns. 4) farm bureau against the AMA, putting out misinformation campaign, calling petitioners fraudulent, judge dismisses their case due to lack of evidence 5) Gila Indian reservation to build the first solar panel covered canal in the US to prevent evaporation and offset CO2 emissions 6) fights between California Arizona and Nevada over Colorado river

kehowe ,

Highly relevant and interesting

It’s great to see AZPM addressing this important topic. The episodes are well researched and well presented.

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