This volume, co-published with the American Water Resources Association, is a collection of more than 20 papers originally presented at the National Forum on Water Management Policy in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1992.
Geographers, political scientists, historians, engineers, hydrologists, and economists present their views here on some of the most pressing questions regarding water resources that face the U.S. politicians and planners. Environmental degradation, water quality, and an adequate, reliable water supply are issues that concern the public. There are increased demands on water usage and public services, yet most Americans resist tax increases to pay for new services. These challenges beg for innovative solutions to new institutional approaches.
This book brings a clear perspective and new ideas to the issue of water management policy and addresses the interests of a broad audience of concerned citizens across the country. Topics covered include multidisciplinary perspectives on water resource policy, plain management, and "sustainable development"how to protect the environment while allowing for economic growth.