Description: One challenge caused by climate change is the effect it will have on fresh water supplies around the world. This collection focuses on water in the American West including its history of dams; engineering feats such as Hoover Dam and the creation of the large water reservoir Lake Mead; the displacement of communities due to the building of dams; and water resource management. Originally known as Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam is located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The construction spanned from 1931 to 1936. Reports indicate that Lake Mead, which provides water for industrial and domestic use to Nevada, Arizona, California and Mexico, is experiencing imminent shortages. The collection includes videos, texts, photos from the Science Photo Library, and materials from the Water Resources Archive at Colorado State University.