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The Water Problem

Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States
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ISBN-13:
9780815727866
Seiten:
208
Autor:
Pat Mulroy
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis, a solution can be found. Pat Mulroy, for many years general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the lead negotiator on the Colorado River for the State of Nevada, and a Brookings fellow, has gathered a number of practitioners and scholars to show us why we face a crisis caused by climate change and what we can do to alleviate it.While the focus recently has been on California, with its water restrictions and drought, many other parts of the United States are also suffering from current and potential water shortages that will only be exacerbated by climate change. The Water Problem takes us to Miami and the problem of rising oceans fouling freshwater reservoirs; Kansas and Nebraska, where intensive farming is draining age-old aquifers; and to the Southwest United States, where growing populations are creating enormous stresses on the already strained Colorado River.Mulroy and her contributors explore not just the problems, but also what we can do now to put in place measures to deal with a very real crisis.
Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.
The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis, a solution can be found. Pat Mulroy, for many years general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the lead negotiator on the Colorado River for the State of Nevada, and a Brookings fellow, has gathered a number of practitioners and scholars to show us why we face a crisis caused by climate change and what we can do to alleviate it.

While the focus recently has been on California, with its water restrictions and drought, many other parts of the United States are also suffering from current and potential water shortages that will only be exacerbated by climate change. The Water Problem takes us to Miami and the problem of rising oceans fouling freshwater reservoirs; Kansas and Nebraska, where intensive farming is draining age-old aquifers; and to the Southwest United States, where growing populations are creating enormous stresses on the already strained Colorado River.

Mulroy and her contributors explore not just the problems, but also what we can do now to put in place measures to deal with a very real crisis.
Contents: Foreword Introduction: The Hidden Obstacles to Adaptation 1. Climate Change: A Strategic Opportunity for Water Managers 2. The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta: Resolving California’s Water Conundrum 3. The San Diego Strategy: A Sea Change in Western Water 4. The Colorado River Story 5. Nebraska’s Water Governance Framework 6. Groundwater in the American West: How to Harness Hydrogeological Analy sis to Improve Groundwater Management 7. Southeastern Florida: Ground Zero for Sea- Level Rise 8. Finding the Balance in New York City: Developing Resilient, Sustainable Water and Wastewater Systems Contributors Index