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Overview

This book is about water in Britain. It is about resources, their conservation, protection of water quality for human consumption and aquatic ecosystems. Presently there is a struggle to reverse long-term trends towards contaminated groundwater, polluted rivers and dirty beaches. While farmers have to contend with fertiliser controls, and sewage undertakings improve treatment, industry is now under the most stringent pollution control measures in history. Amidst the dash for more dishwashers and washing machines, and in a country which prides itself on its gardening, we are told the climate is changing and this may put further pressure on resources. Meanwhile, recent dry winters have compounded long-term over-abstraction problems, reducing river flows and resulting in drought orders. Since 1989 there has been privatisation of water and sewage undertakings, and the loss of what was once a public service to commercial providers. This has proved controversial, and anything from low reservoirs to highly paid water executives keeps water in the news year-by-year. There have also been major changes in the environmental regulation of water; with the creation of the National Rivers Authority, and subsequently the Environment Agency and SEPA for Scotland. There is now a relatively stable, and regulated, provision of water and sewerage services across England, Scotland and Wales. With the issues such as sustainable development, demand management (including leakage controls) and environmental assessment driving water policy and planning, there is a price to pay for investment, and this has to be shifted towards the consumer. This book explores all these aspects of Britain's water resources, providing a comprehensive description of recent policy developments. It is written for advanced students of environmental science and policy, and for professionals in the water industry and regulatory bodies.

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Editorial Reviews

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Cook (hydrology and water policy, U. of London) shares that an usually hot, dry holiday in 1976 was "... enough to turn a young geologist towards water resource issues in later life ...." Since such a spell was not to be the last, the author addresses the pressing needs for global conservation and protection when treating water as a commodity: supply, quality, ecological conservation, a switch to demand management, economic issues of investment and pricing, and ethical concerns about ownership, regulation, and water usage. He considers the new (as of 1996) Environmental Protection Agency for England and Wales and the Scottish EPA to be on the right track, and discusses the North American and European Union experience and future directions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471976813
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/7/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Hadrian Cook teaches hydrology and water policy at Wye College, University of London. He has studied and researched a range of environmental science subjects at the universities of Sheffield, London and East Angila. His research interests include developing policies for the protection of surface and groundwater, soil water conservation and environmental history. He is married with three children and lives in Kent.

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Table of Contents

Water, Policy and Procedure.

Water Resource Availability in Britain.

Institutions and Legislation for Resource Management.

Sustaining Bulk Supply (1): Consumption and Interference.

Sustaining Bulk Supply (2): Possible Solutions.

Water Quality Background Issues.

Environmental Issues of Water Quality and Quantity.

Towards Solutions (1): Land Use and Technical Fixes.

Towards Solutions (2): The Catchment Approach.

Britain, Europe, the World and the Future.

References.

Index.

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