Water Resource Management

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the ...
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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text, Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics, Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information, Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension, Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     5
Introduction     7
What Current Beliefs Guide Water Management?
Global Warming Creates a Water Crisis   Peter N. Spotts     11
Global Warming Is Exaggerated   Freeman J. Dyson     19
Global Warming Has Caused Water Scarcity   Donald Wilhite   David Diodato, et al.     26
Social and Political Factors Have Led to Water Scarcity   Kevin Watkins     32
Water Is Best Managed by Privatization   Ronald Bailey     38
Clean Water Should Be Guaranteed by Government   Helda Martinez     45
What Common Tools Are Used to Manage Water?
Numerous Regulations Are in Place to Increase Dam Safety   David I. Maurstad     52
Regulated Dams Remain Unsafe   Gaylord Shaw     59
Lawn Watering Restrictions Are Effective   Jason Hardin     67
Lawn Watering Restrictions Are Not Effective   Sarah Lindenfeld Hall   Sam LaGrone     72
Reclaiming Wetlands Is Easy WaterMarks     77
Reclaiming Wetlands Can Be Difficult   Judith Lewis     83
Back-Pumping Is Necessary to Combat Drought Conditions Sun-Sentinel     91
Back-Pumping Is Not Necessary   Andy Reid     95
Who Can Solve the Water Management Problem?
The Global Community Needs to Unite to Solve the Water Problem   Alex Kirby   Vanessa Spedding     101
Government Needs to Solve the Water Problem   Gordon Young   Carlos Fernandez-Jauregui, et al.     108
Corporate Investment Is Needed to Solve the Water Problem$dIFAT CHINA     116
Women Are Needed to Solve the Water Problem   Julie Fisher     122
Teenagers Are Needed to Solve the Water Problem   Monica Campbell     131
Facts About Water Resource Management     137
Organizations to Contact     141
For Further Reading     148
Index     152
Picture Credits     158
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