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Managing water : avoiding crisis in California

Author: Dorothy Green
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Water in California is controlled, stored, delivered, and managed within a complex network of interlocking and cooperating districts and agencies. Unraveling and understanding this system is not  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Green
ISBN: 9780520253261 0520253264 9780520253278 0520253272
OCLC Number: 85692856
Description: x, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. A land and water overview ; Climate ; Our rivers today --
1. Los Angeles area water supplies. Local surface water : rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs ; Groundwater ; Imported water --
2. Water management : who's in charge? Water suppliers : wholesale ; Water suppliers : retail ; Groundwater management agencies ; Wastewater management agencies ; Stormwater management agencies ; Water quality regulatory agencies ; Associations of water agencies ; Water management accountability ; The CALFED process --
3. Water use efficiency. Conservation : current practices ; Reclamation and reuse ; Conjunctive use ; Watershed management ; Ocean desalination --
4. Drinking water quality. Drinking water regulatory overview ; Drinking water standards and monitoring requirements ; Water treatment processes ; Potential types of contaminants in drinking water sources ; Water quality issues, by source ; Coordinated efforts to clean up drinking water in the Los Angeles area --
5. State policy and the Los Angeles area. Statewide uncertainties ; Projected shortages at each aqueduct system ; Statewide efficiencies ; Water rights and costs ; Water transfers vs. water marketing ; Planning processes ; Political consensus ; Conclusion ; Elements of a sustainable statewide water policy --
Glossary --
Native plant resources.
Responsibility: Dorothy Green.
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"Offers much food for thought about the complex world of water management in the Golden State. Provides reasoned, thoughtful and insightful arguments about sustainability."--Salinas Californian "This Read more...

 
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