By Juliet Christian-Smith,Peter H. Gleick,Heather Cooley,Lucy Allen,Amy Vanderwarker,Kate A. Berry,William K. Reilly
What precisely is at stake? within the twenty first century, pressures on water assets within the usa are turning out to be and conflicts between water clients are worsening. groups proceed to fight to fulfill water caliber criteria and to make sure that secure consuming water is obtainable for all. And new demanding situations are bobbing up as weather switch and severe occasions irritate, new water caliber threats materialize, and monetary constraints develop. but the USA has no longer stepped up with enough management to handle those problems.
The lack of ability of nationwide policymakers to shield our water makes the USA more and more liable to severe disruptions of anything such a lot people take with no consideration: reasonable, trustworthy, and secure water. This booklet offers an self sustaining overview of water matters and water administration within the usa, addressing rising and protracted water demanding situations from the views of technology, public coverage, environmental justice, economics, and legislations. With attention-grabbing case reviews and first-person bills of what is helping and hinders strong water administration, this can be a clear-eyed examine what we'd like for a twenty first century U.S. water policy.
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