Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State [NOOK Book]

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Florida's Water poses fundamental questions about water sustainability in the United States' fourth largest state. Florida has long-standing water quality problems. Global climate change threatens to intensify Florida's floods and droughts, make hurricanes more common or more damaging, and eventually submerge much of low-lying Florida, including the Everglades. How can Florida meet these extraordinary challenges? And what lessons does the Florida experience hold for other ...
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Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State

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Overview

Florida's Water poses fundamental questions about water sustainability in the United States' fourth largest state. Florida has long-standing water quality problems. Global climate change threatens to intensify Florida's floods and droughts, make hurricanes more common or more damaging, and eventually submerge much of low-lying Florida, including the Everglades. How can Florida meet these extraordinary challenges? And what lessons does the Florida experience hold for other states?
This book fully integrates the many diverse responsibilities of water management into a readable and compelling combination of interesting narratives and deep analysis. Author Tom Swihart's unique, intimate knowledge of Florida's successes and failures in water management brings out both the novelty of Florida's water situation and the features that it has in common with other states.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136521645
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Swihart is the former head (administrator) of the Office of Water Policy in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. He has Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University

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Table of Contents

Florida's Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State
Tom Swihart

About the Author

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Notes about Common References

Introduction

Part I The Framework of Water Management

1. The Watery Foundation

2. Origins of the Modern Water Management System

3. The Responsibilities of Water Management

Part II 'Celebrating Diversity': Five Philosophies for Five Water Management Districts

4. Five Philosophies for Five Water Management Districts?

5. Suwannee River: God Made It and Gravity Runs It

6. Northwest Florida: The Forgotten District

7. Southwest Florida: A Truce in the 'Water Wars'

8. St. Johns River: Reaching the Limits of Water Supply?

9. South Florida: Managing Nature

Part III The Issues

10. Water Supply Is Easy

11. Saving the Water

12. Charge a Few Nickels for Water

13. Farming the Water

14. Turning Up the Thermostat in Paradise

Part IV The Water Future

15. Will Florida Get the Water Future Right?

Appendices

Appendix 1: Milestones of Florida Water Management

Appendix 2: Water Congress Recommendations (2008)

Appendix 3: Abbreviations and Acronyms

Appendix 4: Glossary

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