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To Build a Dam

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the building of the O'Shaughnessy Dam, the largest concrete dam in the United States when completed in 1923, and the keystone of the Hetch Hetchy water and power system. It ... More


Managing Water Resources

David Vogel

in California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196176
eISBN:
9781400889594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196176.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines California's water management projects, which represent an important exception to its leadership in the area of environmental protection. California's approach to water ... More


Water and Wastewater Service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Roger Recktenwald

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/9780813168685.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter tracks the development of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kentucky from colonial days up to the present. It examines the requirements for capturing, holding treating, ... More


Managing Complexity: Three Case Studies

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

in Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter identifies problems of sustainability as systemic action problems and presents illustrative case studies in environmental governance: the management of energy, water, and food systems. ... More


Supporting Innovations

Edward B. Barbier

in The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter assesses the role of innovation in averting the global water crisis. Recent technical advances—such as desalinization of saltwater, geographical information systems (GIS), and remote ... More


Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Jay Lund

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

An ecosystem in freefall, a shrinking water supply for cities and agriculture, an antiquated network of failure-prone levees—this is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the major hub of California's ... More


Whose Water Is It Anyway? Water Management, Knowledge, and Equity in Northeast Brazil

Maria Carmen Lemos

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/9780262232715.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores the changes in Brazil’s water management through the emergence of a new paradigm. It pushes two aspects of water management, namely: To reframe water as a common good with ... 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


Looking to the Past, Designing and Demonstrating Alternative Methods Today to Address Urban Stormwater Challenges

Jason Hale

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/9780813168685.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on a variety of projects that have implemented low impact development principles and construction materials. The featured projects have been designed to manage urban storm water ... More


Distributing the Price of Growth

Megan Mullin

in Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013130
eISBN:
9780262259088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013130.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the increasing reliance of California’s water utilities on impact fees to help pay for water-system expansion projects. It discusses the levy and increase of impact fees by ... More


Archaeological Operations: Mounds, Plazas, and Features

Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña

in Water, Cacao, and The Early Maya of Chocóla

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056746
eISBN:
9780813053615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056746.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Chapter 4 abstracts and summarizes the very copious field data from the three lengthy field seasons at Chocolá, including the specific evidence obtained about the very extensive water control system ... More


Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries AD: The Case of Angkor and Monsoon Extremes in Mainland Southeast Asia

Roland Fletcher, Brendan M. Buckley, Christophe Pottier, and Shi-Yu Simon Wang

in Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Angkor, the capital of the Khmer Empire in Southeast Asia, was the most extensive low-density agrarian-based urban complex in the world. The demise of this great city between the late 13th and the ... More


Policies and Legal Framework for Sustainable Urban Water Management

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099550
eISBN:
9780199084517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter argues that building of institutional capacity for sustainable urban water management would require scientific planning of urban areas with due consideration to their main characteristics ... More


Drifting Through a Planetary System

Karel Schrijver

in One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes how the first found exoplanets presented puzzles: they orbited where they should not have formed or where they could not have survived the death of their stars. The Solar ... More


Customizing Soil-Water Expertise for Different Users

R. J. Wagenet and J. Bouma

in Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195109900
eISBN:
9780197561058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195109900.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Our lives depend upon and determine the fluxes of water and chemicals in the environment. Atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial systems are all characterized by transfer processes that make our ... More


Agricultural Drought in Ethiopia

Engida Mersha and Vijendra K. Boken

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0027
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

In Ethiopia, 85% of the population is engaged in agriculture (CSA, 1999). Agriculture supplies a significant proportion of the raw materials for the agro-industries, and accounts for 52% of the ... More


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