The Water Problem

Author: Pat Mulroy
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815727860
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The Water Problem takes us to Miami and the problem of rising oceans fouling freshwater reservoirs; Kansas and Nebraska, where intensive farming is draining age-old aquifers; and to the Southwest United States, where growing populations are ...

Water Policy And Planning In A Variable And Changing Climate

Author: Kathleen A. Miller
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482227983
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A provocative examination of policy issues surrounding western water resources, this book: Considers the implications of natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change for the region’s water resources, and explains ...

A Twenty First Century U S Water Policy

Author: Juliet Christian-Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939381
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The Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change, an alliance of
EJ organizations working to impact the development of climate change policy in
the United States, calls for “a national goal supported by legislatively ... However,
any potential solutions for both water management issues and climate change
will not be adequate if they fail to address some of the underlying inequalities in
federal water policy that link the various water injustices outlined in this chapter.

Water Policy For Sustainable Development

Author: Dave Feldman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421403080
Size: 48.21 MB
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... water managers, and improving conservation and water reuse. One implication
of these recommendations is that adaptive management of climate change
means taking prudent action now that we are in a more resilient position to deal
with problems later. Such actions may be thought of as “no regrets” strategies, as
they make sense even if climate change does not occur. This implication
resonates with other studies of the impacts of climate change in the United States
that focus on ...

Water Policy Entrepreneurs

Author: Sander Meijerink
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849803366
Size: 65.33 MB
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In consequence multiple ways of knowing exist today in the US. At the federal
level at least, contention reigns unless water is associated with another highly
visible issue like climate change and networks are built across sectors. At other
levels, such as regions and states, transitions are possible when bridges are built
among several WoK through the action of policy entrepreneurs to bring together
diverse viewpoints using policy instruments and designs that are attractive to
different ...

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
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Geography and geographers provide environmentally and culturally integrated
recommendations on definitions of beneficial use and the increased protection of
historical and cultural uses of water. National Water Issues At the national level,
U.S. ... While the era of building big dams has ended for the United States, there
remain many lingering issues that require geographers to be involved in the
national water policy decisions. Why are rice, pecans, and alfalfa grown in arid
and ...

Proceedings Of The National Conference On Water Food Security And Climate Change In Sri Lanka Bmich Colombo June 9 11 2009 Volume 3 Policies Institutions And Data Needs For Water Management

Author: Jinapala, K
Publisher: IWMI
ISBN: 9290907207
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Fresh water resources in Sri Lanka remain a free public good with the State
acting as the trustee and custodian of the resource. Although the country is
blessed with a seemingly plentiful supply of water, it encounters severe problems
of temporal and spatial scarcity. Nearly five decades of efforts at formulating a
national water policy with a view to introducing a bulk water allocation system
have failed mainly due to a lack of understanding of the basic issues confronting
certain elements ...

Climate Change Impacts On The United States Foundation Report

Author: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521000758
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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change ; Foundation ; a
Report of the National Assessment Synthesis Team ; US Global Change
Research Program. 410 Major ... There is a need for more flexible institutional
arrangements and more effective ways of making water policy decisions in order
to adapt to changing conditions (not just changes in climate, but multiple existing
stresses). ... Some innovative institutions are developing in response to particular
problems.