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Water Quality and European Environmental Governance

Albert Weale, Geoffrey Pridham, Michelle Cini, Dimitrios Konstadakopulos, Martin Porter, and Brendan Flynn

in Environmental Governance in Europe: An Ever Closer Ecological Union?

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257478
eISBN:
9780191698460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257478.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines a core subset of EU water directives as a way of illustrating the operation of the EU's system of environmental governance in respect of water policy. First, this chapter ... More


Water and Sanitation

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on water and sanitation. Topics discussed include the importance of water quality; water quality, sanitation, and health; adequacy of freshwater supply to meet the world's needs, ... More


How to Use Multiattribute Utility Measurement for Social Decisionmaking

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Arguments over public policy typically depend on disagreements about public values. The conflicts arise over the relative importance of various goals. Normally, such disagreements are fought out in ... More


The Human Right to Water Versus Investor Rights: Double-Dilemma or Pseudo-Conflict?

Pierre Thielbörger

in Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578184
eISBN:
9780191722561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578184.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter recalls that the human right to water is still not clearly accepted as a binding human right in international law. This absence of a clear legal status makes the settlement of important ... More


Water quality and health

M. Kanarek

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the association between drinking water quality and health. It considers pollutants that have been linked to cancer mortality and incidence, including asbestos, arsenic, ... More


Sanitation, Water Quality and Environment

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070818
eISBN:
9780199080762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses three distinct but closely linked issues. The first is sanitation, which is intrinsically linked not only to water supply, but also to issues of water quality (health) and the ... More


Using Market-Based Tools to Protect and Improve Water Quality in Kentucky

Wuyang Hu

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Market-based tools are first suggested in the 1960s considering how society could achieve long-term reductions in pollution without causing an undue burden on the economy. Instead of the government ... More


Irrigation and Stormwater Treatment

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of stormwater treatment and creating water-efficient irrigation systems pertaining to the concept of low-impact development (LID). The benefits to water quality ... More


Drinking Water Supply

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan (eds)

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199472475
eISBN:
9780199089857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472475.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses specifically on drinking water supply, which is divided into national, state, rural, and urban areas given the multiplicity of relevant instruments. The first section focuses on ... More


Economics of changing water supply and quality

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter estimates the costs of different approaches to managing Delta exports and outflows from the perspectives of both water supply and quality. It begins by discussing statewide adaptations ... More


Policy and regulatory challenges

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

California needs effective political leadership, a sound governance and finance system, and an appropriate set of regulatory tools to chart a new course for Delta management. This chapter provides an ... More


Wetland Hydrology

C. Rhett Jackson

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The commonly used phrase “wetland hydrology” should be considered shorthand for hydrology, as it relates to wetlands. Hillslope hydrology is a subbranch of hydrology devoted to describing and ... More


Water Quality

Lucy Allen

in A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses water quality regulation in the US. Topics covered include federal water quality laws; the Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 and amendments; the Clean water act; the ... More


The Waters of Kentucky

Daniel I. Carey

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter follows water through the hydrologic cycle in Kentucky and shows how water shapes the land and supports the life. It describes and quantifies precipitation, stream flow runoff, ... More


Water Quality and the Law of Nuisance

Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 examines an important feature of appropriative law: its treatment of third-party impacts and the degradation of water quality commonly associated with placer mining. Water quality impacts ... More


Cleaning Wisconsin’s Waters: From Command and Control to Collaborative Decision Making

Michael E. Kraft

in Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134927
eISBN:
9780262255523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134927.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter reviews the recent history of the struggle to clean up the Fox-Wolf River Basin in Northeastern Wisconsin, which surrounds metropolitan Green Bay. It highlights the strategies used ... More


The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreements

Nancy Langston

in Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

By the 1960s, the failures of research and cooperative pragmatism to control Great Lakes pollution were becoming painfully evident. In 1972 Canada and the United States signed the Great Lakes Water ... More


Just Add Water: Domestic Water Reserves and Water-Storage Ceramics

Myriam Arcangeli

in Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060422
eISBN:
9780813050652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060422.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter identifies and analyzes the attributes of a new and different category of archaeological objects: water ceramics. These objects were used for the storage of water reserves in ... More


Downstream Dilemma: Water Pollution

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how water pollution diminished the value of American rivers and destroyed their essence as a natural resource. For more than 200 years, rivers in America were used as a ... More


Ethical Issues in Storm Water Policy Implementation: Disparities in Financial Burdens and Overall Benefits

Sheldon Kamieniecki and Amy Below

in Water, Place, and Equity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232715
eISBN:
9780262286107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explains the effects of storm water in water sanitation, flooding, and the depletion of groundwater aquifers. Several provisions have been passed by the federal state in order to address ... More


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