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By Juliet Christian-Smith,Peter H. Gleick,Heather Cooley,Lucy Allen,Amy Vanderwarker,Kate A. Berry,William K. Reilly

it's 0 hour for a brand new US water coverage! At a time while many nations are adopting new nationwide techniques to water administration, the USA nonetheless has no cohesive federal coverage, and water-related specialists are dispersed throughout greater than 30 firms. the following, ultimately, is a imaginative and prescient for what we as a state have to do to control our most important source. during this booklet, top thinkers at world-class water study establishment the Pacific Institute current transparent and readable research and suggestions for a brand new federal water coverage to confront our nationwide and international demanding situations at a severe time.

What precisely is at stake? within the twenty first century, pressures on water assets within the usa are turning out to be and conflicts between water clients are worsening. groups proceed to fight to fulfill water caliber criteria and to make sure that secure consuming water is offered for all. And new demanding situations are bobbing up as weather swap and severe occasions aggravate, new water caliber threats materialize, and fiscal constraints develop. but the us has no longer stepped up with enough management to deal with those problems.

The lack of ability of nationwide policymakers to shield our water makes the us more and more prone to critical disruptions of whatever so much folks take with no consideration: cheap, trustworthy, and secure water. This booklet presents an self sufficient evaluation of water matters and water administration within the usa, addressing rising and chronic water demanding situations from the views of technology, public coverage, environmental justice, economics, and legislation. With attention-grabbing case stories and first-person debts of what is helping and hinders sturdy water administration, it is a clear-eyed examine what we want for a twenty first century U.S. water policy.

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