By Juliet Christian-Smith,Peter H. Gleick,Heather Cooley,Lucy Allen,Amy Vanderwarker,Kate A. Berry,William K. Reilly

it's 0 hour for a brand new US water coverage! At a time while many nations are adopting new nationwide ways to water administration, the USA nonetheless has no cohesive federal coverage, and water-related experts are dispersed throughout greater than 30 organizations. right here, ultimately, is a imaginative and prescient for what we as a country have to do to regulate our most crucial source. during this booklet, prime thinkers at world-class water examine establishment the Pacific Institute current transparent and readable research and proposals for a brand new federal water coverage to confront our nationwide and worldwide demanding situations at a serious time.

What precisely is at stake? within the twenty first century, pressures on water assets within the usa are starting to be and conflicts between water clients are worsening. groups proceed to fight to satisfy water caliber criteria and to make sure that secure ingesting water is accessible for all. And new demanding situations are coming up as weather swap and severe occasions aggravate, new water caliber threats materialize, and fiscal constraints develop. but the us has no longer stepped up with enough management to deal with those problems.

The lack of ability of nationwide policymakers to defend our water makes the USA more and more liable to severe disruptions of whatever such a lot folks take without any consideration: cheap, trustworthy, and secure water. This e-book presents an self reliant overview of water matters and water administration within the usa, addressing rising and chronic water demanding situations from the views of technological know-how, public coverage, environmental justice, economics, and legislation. With attention-grabbing case stories and first-person money owed of what is helping and hinders strong water administration, it is a clear-eyed examine what we'd like for a twenty first century U.S. water policy.

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