Choice Magazine cites the book "Aridland Springs in North America" from the University of Arizona Press as a "must read" for those interested in the future of water in the Western United States.

Editors Lawrence Stevens and Vicky Meretsky assembled chapters from numerous and diverse experts from the fields of geology, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, ecosystem dynamics, water law, and conservation biology.

Through analyses and case studies, the book provides an in-depth overview of topics and addresses issues critical for improving the knowledge and conservation of springs.

The book goes beyond examining the ecological importance of arid land springs to provide practical and productive ideas for preservation. The authors facilitate future research by cultivating a language to collectively describe and study springs ecosystems, creating the beginnings of a comprehensive springs classification system.