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By Peter H. Gleick, Juliet Christian-Smith

ISBN-10: 0199859442

ISBN-13: 9780199859443

It really is 0 hour for a brand new US water coverage! At a time whilst many nations are adopting new nationwide techniques to water administration, the us nonetheless has no cohesive federal coverage, and water-related gurus are dispersed throughout greater than 30 companies. right here, eventually, is a imaginative and prescient for what we as a country have to do to control our most crucial source. during this ebook, major thinkers at world-class water study establishment the Pacific Institute current transparent and readable research and proposals 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 starting to be and conflicts between water clients are worsening. groups proceed to fight to fulfill water caliber criteria and to make sure that secure ingesting water is on the market for all. And new demanding situations are coming up as weather swap and severe occasions aggravate, new water caliber threats materialize, and monetary constraints develop. but the us has now not stepped up with sufficient management to handle those difficulties.

The lack of ability of nationwide policymakers to protect our water makes the U.S. more and more prone to critical disruptions of anything so much folks take with no consideration: reasonable, trustworthy, and secure water. This booklet offers an self reliant evaluate of water concerns and water administration within the usa, addressing rising and chronic water demanding situations from the views of technology, public coverage, environmental justice, economics, and legislations. With attention-grabbing case stories and first-person debts of what is helping and hinders stable water administration, it is a clear-eyed examine what we want for a twenty first century U.S. water coverage.

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But national policies and actions are also needed, as is leadership at the national level, particularly as we begin to understand the wide-reaching impacts that climate change will have on the timing, reliability, and quality of water supplies throughout the nation (see chapter 10: Water and Climate; Pachauri and Reisinger 2007; Trenberth et al. 2007; Bates et al. 2008). As legal scholars have pointed out, “No body of law, including water law, should remain rigid in the face of significant changes in physical or social conditions” (Adler 2011).

Callaway. Court broadens a restrictive USACE definition of the scope of the CWA and rules that Congress intended that federal jurisdiction over the nation’s water is as broad as could be interpreted under the CWA. USACE promulgates new regulations (finalized in 1977), in which navigable waters were defined as including: (1) navigable coastal waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide; (2) all coastal wetlands, mudflats, swamps, and similar areas that are contiguous or adjacent to other navigable waters; (3) rivers, lakes, streams, and artificial water bodies that are navigable waters of the United States; (4) artificially created channels used for recreational or other navigational purposes that are connected to other navigable waters; (5) tributaries to navigable waters; (6) interstate waters; (7) intrastate lakes, rivers, and streams that are used by interstate recreational travelers for the removal of fish sold in commerce, for interstate industrial commercial purposes, or for the production of agricultural commodities sold in commerce; (8) freshwater wetlands that are contiguous or adjacent to other navigable waters; and (9) other waters that the District Engineer determines necessitate regulation for protection of water quality.

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