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A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, Heather Cooley, Lucy Allen, Amy Vanderwarker, and Kate A. Berry


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 US still has no cohesive federal policy, and water-related authorities are dispersed across more than thirty agencies. Here, at last, is a vision for what the US as a nation needs to do to manage their most vital resource. This book presents analysis and recommendations for a new federal water policy to confront these national and global challenges at a critical time. What exactly is at stake? In the twenty-first century, pressures on water resources in the US ... More

Keywords: US water policy, water resources, safe drinking water, climate change, affordable water, federal water policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199859443
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliet Christian-Smith, author
Pacific Institute, Senior Research Associate

Peter H. Gleick, author
Pacific Institute, President

Heather Cooley, author
Pacific Institute, Senior Research Associate

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