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United States International Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick

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/9780199859443.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A comprehensive national water policy must take into account the international aspects of freshwater, from agreements with neighboring countries on how to manage and share transboundary water ... More


A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

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 ... More


Water and Environmental Justice

Amy Vanderwarker

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/9780199859443.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter draws on concepts that environmental justice (EJ) advocates and organizers from across the US have long demanded healthy, clean places to live, work, and play as a framework to explore ... More


Municipal Water Use

Heather Cooley

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/9780199859443.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

US municipalities have some of the safest and most reliable water resource systems in the world, providing low-cost water and sanitation services to the vast majority of the nation's population. But ... More


Water and Energy

Heather Cooley and Juliet Christian-Smith

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/9780199859443.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the connections between water and energy and identifies areas where tensions or conflicts are occurring or are expected in the coming years. It argues that developing rational ... 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


Water and Agriculture

Juliet Christian-Smith

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/9780199859443.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses historic and current trends in agricultural water use and presents national data in order to understand large-scale, long-term agricultural water supply and quality trends. It ... More


Tribes and Water

Kate A. Berry

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/9780199859443.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines water-related issues faced by contemporary American Indian tribes. Tribes face different circumstances compared to other ethnic and racial groups in the US, and this affects ... More


Conclusions and Recommendations

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

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/9780199859443.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides ten overarching conclusions with respect to a present assessment of water policy and management, and summarizes key recommendations for improvement. These conclusions include ... More


Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems

Juliet Christian-Smith and 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/9780199859443.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the management of freshwater ecosystems in the US. It provides an overview of threats to US aquatic environments and the health of the nation's water sources; a brief review of ... More


Water and Climate

Heather Cooley

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/9780199859443.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the projected impacts of climate change on water resources. It discusses various adaptation practices, as well as the process of evaluating and implementing those practices. It ... More


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