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A twenty-first century US water policy

Author: Peter H Gleick; Juliet Christian-Smith; Heather Cooley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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It is zero hour for a new US water policy! At a time when many countries are adopting new national approaches to water management, the United States still has no cohesive federal policy, and water-related authorities are dispersed across more than 30 agencies. Here, at last, is a vision for what we as a nation need to do to manage our most vital resource. In this book, leading thinkers at world-class water research  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gleick, Peter H.
Twenty-first century US water policy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011041073
(OCoLC)759084165
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Gleick; Juliet Christian-Smith; Heather Cooley
ISBN: 9780199859450 0199859450
OCLC Number: 796804029
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: The Soft Path for Water; 1. The Water of the United States: Freshwater Availability and Use; 2. Legal and Institutional Framework of Water Management, Juliet Christian-Smith and Lucy Allen; 3. Water and Environmental Justice; 4. Tribes and Water; 5. Water Quality; 6. Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems; 7. Municipal Water Use; 8. Water and Agriculture; 9. Water and Energy; 10. Water and Climate; 11. United States International Water Policy; 12. Conclusions and Recommendations.
Other Titles: 21st century U.S. water policy
21st century US water policy
Twenty-first century U.S. water policy
Responsibility: Juliet Christian-Smith and Peter H. Gleick ; with Heather Cooley [and others].

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It is zero hour for a new US water policy! At a time when many countries are adopting new national approaches to water management, the United States still has no cohesive federal policy, and water-related authorities are dispersed across more than 30 agencies. Here, at last, is a vision for what we as a nation need to do to manage our most vital resource. In this book, leading thinkers at world-class water research institution the Pacific Institute present clear and readable analysis and recommendations for a new federal water policy to confront our national and global challenges at a critical.

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A Twenty- First Century US Water Policy is refreshingly forward-looking, almost exclusively emphasizing water policy. That is, it is a book that offers solutions. * Great Plains Research *

 
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