Drinking Water Supply and Agricultural Pollution: Preventive Action by the Water Supply Sector in the European Union and the United States / Edition 1

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Agricultural pollution (with nitrates and pesticides) is one of the biggest threats to drinking water resources. At many places regional and local water authorities, together with the water supply industry, are involved in preventive action aimed at farming practices. Three national case studies (Germany, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) analyse these efforts within the context of problematical national agricultural policy and the need to implement EU directives on water quality. Additional case studies cover the role of the European Union, while the same problem in a different setting is analysed for the United States. The central question of how national and European governments can reinforce the control capacity of the actors at the regional and local level, is treated from the theoretical perspective of the policy network approach.

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Comprises 14 contributions which look at agricultural pollution issues in Europe and the US. The contributions look at the way regional and local water authorities are involved in preventive action aimed at farming practices within the context of problematic national agricultural policies. Case studies from the US, the UK, the EU, the Netherlands and Germany are utilized in the analyses. Other contributions look at the theoretical framework, the policy frameworks of the various countries, the control capacities of the various countries, and a comparative analysis. No subject index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792351047
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/19/2007
  • Series: Environment and Policy Series, #11
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 375
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: 1. Introduction; G.J.I. Schrama. 2. Theoretical Framework; G.J.I. Schrama. Part Two: 3. Policy Framework - European Union; E.L.M. Brand, et al. 4. Control Capacity - European Union; E.L.M. Brand, et al. 5. Policy Framework - Germany; R. Piotrowski, R.A. Kraemer. 6. Control Capacity - Germany; R.A. Kraemer, R. Piotrowski. 7. Policy Framework - The Netherlands; S.M.M. Kuks. 8. Control Capacity - The Netherlands; S.M.M. Kuks. 9. Policy Framework - England and Wales; J.J. Richardson. 10. Control Capacity - England and Wales; J.J. Richardson. Part Three: 11. Comparative Analysis; G.J.I. Schrama. Intermezzo: 12. Policy Framework - United States; L.J. O'Toole, Jr. 13. Control Capacity - United States; L.J. O'Toole, Jr. Part Three: Continued: 14. To Reinforce Control Capacity? G.J.I. Schrama.

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