New Problem Statement The heat in Arizona can be unbearable especially during the summertime. Because of Arizonas desert environment, it is important to stay cool and hydrated during these times of the year. How can people become more aware of nearby (potable) water resources?
Purpose Arizona is a desert and its important to stay hydrated Lower the number of (natural)heat related deaths in the downtown community
Stakeholders City of Phoenix Provide permits for building water fountains and also contract companies Hospitals Have to take the dead bodies and perform autopsies Society If the homeless try to access water in a shop, they might feel ashamed and not welcome because of our actions Homeless I believe they are the ones being affected the most Downtown shops (Jobot, Starbucks, McDonalds, etc.) These shops within the community can provide potable water to those who request it
Drivers Shops/Restaurants dont advertise water Lack of knowledge about free water Potable water sources are secluded and hard to find
Root Drivers Dont feel welcome and/or feel ashamed to enter a shop/restaurant Water costs can increase if water is advertised Potable water isnt advertised
Impacts Death caused by excessive natural heat Heat Stroke Dehydration Heat exhaustion Skin Redness
My Vision All community members will be more knowledgeable about the surrounding water sources in Downtown Phoenix. After some time, this will become common knowledge to all, not just community members. Also, number of deaths caused by excessive natural heat will be significantly lower.
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Resources (cont.) City of Phoenix. (2013). Water & sewer rates and current charges. Retrieved from City of Phoenix website: http://phoenix.gov/waterservices/customerservices/ra tes/ Arizona Department of Water Resources. (2013). Permits, forms, and applications. Retrieved from Arizona Department of Water Resources website: http://www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/PermitsFormsApplic ations/PermitsFormsApplications.htm