Award Date

Spring 1995

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Dr. Dennis Soden

Number of Pages



Land development in the Las Vegas Valley continues at an unprecedented rate and future growth will no doubt be strongly advocated. Yet, water resources in this desert area are finite, and in the near future, supply will fall short of demand. Plans are underway to supplement the existing supply, and proposals to secure additional sources are under investigation. But there are no guarantees these ambitious endeavors will materialize. In light of the pending water crisis, the pervasive "growth at all cost" policies now dominant in the valley must be abandoned and more realistic land-use policies developed; ones based on the most critical necessity for Las Vegas - water.


Clark County; Nevada; Controlled growth; Land development; Las Vegas Valley; Population growth; Sustainability; Water availability; Water sources


Environmental Sciences | Fresh Water Studies | Natural Resources and Conservation | Public Policy | Sustainability | Urban Studies and Planning