A compelling look at the challenges of freshwater conservation and management issues facing the United States at the start of the new millennium. Battles have been fought, lives have been lost, countries divided-and all for one reason-water. Freshwater Issues provides a quick education in the basics and essential issues of freshwater management. From water supply and resource information to the role of water in ecosystems, the coverage also provides global water data, examines uncertainties about future water supplies, and addresses technological advances in the development of water resources and environmental safeguards. Thorough treatment is given to water rights, allocation issues, and U.S. water laws and their many regional variations. This is followed by an explanation of the economics of water, from ownership and pricing to social impact and discussions of often-conflicting public, environmental, and private interests. The war over water has just begun. Detailed chronology of significant water policy and laws Annotated list of print and nonprint reference works germane to freshwater issues
About the Author
Zachary Smith is Regents' Professor of political science at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.Grenetta Thomassey is in the Department of Political Science at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
- Contributor: Zachary A. Smith
- Imprint: ABC-CLIO
- ISBN13: 9781576076491
- Number of Pages: 281
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: ABC-CLIO
- Release Date: 2003-04-23
- Series: Contemporary World Issues
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Zachary Smith is Regents' Professor of political science at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.Grenetta Thomassey is in the Department of Political Science at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
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