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  This collection of photos explores Santiago, capital of Chile since the 16th century, and now a place where over five million people live amidst the tensions left by a history of dictatorship, rapid economic growth, and mounting social pressures for change.
 These photos address issues of water scarcity, access, and distribution in the vicinity of Tucson, Arizona; they are intended to connect common perceptions with the reality of usage in the American southwest, which often includes wastefulness, large expense, and an ever-increasing need for creative solutions and alternatives.
 This collection of photos tells the story of social and environmental change in the Maipo River basin, from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific coast of central Chile. Climate change, rapid economic development, and mounting social tensions have left their mark on this critical river basin. The Maipo River provides drinking water for Santiago, irrigation for an important agricultural sector, and hydroelectricity for growing urban and industrial needs. It also supports rural livelihoods and critical ecosystems, which are increasingly threatened due to scarcity and competition. Photographed during June and July of 2015 with University of Arizona researcher Sophia Borgias.