Water Resource Management: Sustainability in an Era of Climate Change

Water Resource Management: Sustainability in an Era of Climate Change

by David E. McNabb

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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Water Resource Management: Sustainability in an Era of Climate Change by David E. McNabb

This book is about how water managers in the United States are responding to the call for increased effort to achieve sustainable supplies of clean fresh water for present and future generations. The author, himself a participant in the water supply chain, demonstrates that while water is indeed one of life’s most essential commodities, in many parts of the United States it is one of the most stressed resources. Throughout the book the author illustrates both the good and the bad efforts taken or not taken by water and wastewater management with real life examples. This book will appeal to the educators, students, volunteers, elected officials, regulators, and other participants with a role in helping the suppliers of water and wastewater services to achieve their goals providing clean, safe water on a sustainable basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319548159
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 465
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

David E. McNabb is Professor Emeritus and adjunct professor at Pacific Lutheran University, USA. He is an elected water and wastewater district commissioner for Hartstene Pointe Water and Sewer District. His previous works include A Comparative History of Commerce and Industry: Cultural, Social and Economic Perspectives in Britain, Germany, Japan and the United States (2015) and Energy Policy in the U.S. (2011).

Table of Contents

1 The State of America’s Water Resource.- 2 Internal Pressures on the Resource.- 3 External Pressures on the Resource: Growth and Urbanization.- 4 Climate Change Pressures on the Resource.- 5 Beginnings of Water Resource Management in the U.S..- 6 Federal Water Regulators.- 7 Water Resource Regulation Comes of Age.- 8 Managing Water Conflicts.- 9 Retail Water Management.- 10 Managing Wastewater.- 11 Managing Storm, Flood and Runoff Water.- 12 Managing Recycled Water.- 13 The Privatization Commercialization of Water.- 14 Integrated Water Resource Management.- 15 The Total Water Management Approach.

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