Conservation of Water and Related Land Resources, Third Edition

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 16, 2009 - Science - 536 pages
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Completely revised and updated, Conservation of Water and Related Land Resources, Third Edition continues to provide an integrated and balanced examination of all the major aspects of water and related resources management. It reviews events that have helped shape our current management situations, thereby pointing the way to future action and enabling lay citizens, practicing professionals, and policy-makers to play an effective role in the government mandated decisions about population, urban sprawl, increased water demands, and climate change.
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The book presents a unique and complete set of pertinent water law cases, compacts, and statutes. Extremely well referenced it includes:
  • Substantial revisions reflecting changes in water pollution control policy, water law, and federal agencies
  • Information on the new and significant role of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the environmental mission and activities of the Corps of Engineers
  • A timeline to be filled in and review questions at the end of each chapter
  • Complex water management problems as they relate to the current issues of partnerships, sustainability, and adaptive management
  • An update on the situation regarding water rights for Native Americans
  • The theme of conservation throughout the text - historically, legally, organizationally, fiscally, and philosophically
  • An expanded section on local water management organizations and a new chapter with examples of water resources management including different scales and purposes for management policy
    There are many books available on water resources. None of them focus on those aspects of the law that are important to public participation in water and related land resource decisions, especially those concerned with nonpoint sources of pollution like Conservation of Water and Related Land Resources, Third Edition.
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