Toward a Sustainable Water Future

Toward a Sustainable Water Future

This report contains essays by more than 50 experts in environmental and water resource issues who describe their visions of the field in 2050 and the steps necessary to make those visions a reality.

Author: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (U.S.). Emerging and Innovative Technology Committee

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: 0784412073

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 681

This report contains essays by more than 50 experts in environmental and water resource issues who describe their visions of the field in 2050 and the steps necessary to make those visions a reality.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Toward a Sustainable Water Future

Toward a Sustainable Water Future

This collection of essays challenges readers to consider how society can manage natural and cultural resources to benefit present and future generations.

Author: Walter M. Grayman

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 0784476756

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 398

View: 911

Sponsored by the Emerging and Innovative Technology Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. With forewords by William J. Cosgrove, President, EcoConsult Inc., and Olcay šnver, Coordinator, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme, and Director, Programme Office for Global Water Assessment, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO. Toward a Sustainable Water Future: Visions for 2050 showcases the opinions of more than 50 experts who draw an optimistic picture of environmental and water resource conditions and issues midway through the 21st century. These authorities?distinguished professionals in environmental and water resources engineering, ecology, economics, and law?describe the pathways that could transform today?s visions into future reality. Each chapter addresses a specific issue in water resources planning and policy, education, or science and technology and identifies the steps to shape a future of water security and sustainability. This collection of essays challenges readers to consider how society can manage natural and cultural resources to benefit present and future generations. It will be of particular interest to students, educators and practitioners in water resource engineering, as well as planners, environmental managers, and government officials at all levels.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future

Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future

Full costpricing for water is always noted as a key to developing a sustainable
water-supply infrastructure for U.S. society (USEPA ... and government bodies
make decisions daily about water 58 Toward A Sustainable and Secure Water
Future.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309139151

Category: Nature

Page: 129

View: 174

Water is our most fundamental natural resource, a resource that is limited. Challenges to our nation's water resources continue to grow, driven by population growth, ecological needs, climate change, and other pressures. The nation needs more and improved water science and information to meet these challenges. Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future reviews the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Resource Discipline (WRD), one of the nation's foremost water science organizations. This book provides constructive advice to help the WRD meet the nation's water needs over the coming decades. Of interest primarily to the leadership of the USGS WRD, many findings and recommendations also target the USGS leadership and the Department of Interior (DOI), because their support is necessary for the WRD to respond to the water needs of the nation.
Categories: Nature

Towards a More Sustainable Water Future

Towards a More Sustainable Water Future

Humans and the environment in which we live are deeply connected to one another.

Author: Danielle Lindamood

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1036261930

Category: Sustainable development

Page: 171

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Humans and the environment in which we live are deeply connected to one another. These interconnections allow for many positive benefits and are foundational to our ability to live on Earth, but also pose many challenges. These challenges are often complex and can lead to negative effects on humans and the environment alike, especially under the pressures of multiple drivers, including climate change. The United Nations created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address many of these complex problems through global, regional, and local action. The connection between water resources and humanity - and the resulting challenges - is a potent example of problems the SDGs aim to confront. Particularly, SDG 6 seeks to ensure sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for all, with targets for water quality, efficiency, management, cooperation, capacity building, and ecosystem health. While the SDG 6 vision and targets are admirable, little is known about how to enhance the achievability of this goal, especially considering sustained efforts to address water challenges around the world. Particularly, it is unclear if pre-existing water governance mechanisms, such as institutions, policies, rules, and practices will be able to facilitate SDG 6 achievement. In order to better understand how those involved in water governance can help enhance the achievability of SDG 6 at multiple scales, a study using qualitative research methods was performed using India as a case study. This included interviews and focus groups to explore three research objectives: (1) current water governance structures and paradigms, (2) capture experiences around success and failure in water projects, and (3) synthesize learnings for insights into enhancing the achievability of SDG 6. Additionally, the concept of the 'water governance landscape' is proposed as a tool to more systematically understand trends in water governance, particularly assessing the structural, functional, and normative dimensions. This research concludes the water governance landscape in India is not currently poised to facilitate SDG 6 achievement by 2030, but there are many positive trends toward betterment in policies and programs for water governance. Findings of this research regarding enhancement of SDG 6 achievement include the value of determining contextual enabling and hindering factors for water goals. While the subject matter of specific enabling and hindering factors was not surprising, analyzing trends in the suite of enabling and hindering factors highlighted five broad thematic areas important to enhancing SDG 6 achievement: practical considerations, power relations, knowledge & capacity building, policy design, and institutional design. Additionally, the development of better coordinated water governance processes, the use of diagnostic tools and concepts, and the value of addressing contextual water challenges is discussed. A few generalizable results include the importance of understanding and addressing 'water sustainability challenges' in particular, as well as the importance of scale and context. Overall, through better understanding the water governance systems under investigation, delineating processes for what helps and hinders SDG 6 achievability, and putting those processes into practice well, clarity for the pathways toward a more sustainable water future can be attained.
Categories: Sustainable development

DWR News

DWR News

She directed research on landscape and agricultural water management projects
, developed special training for Spanish ... Every day , I have had the opportunity
to learn something new and to contribute toward a sustainable water future for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210020183628

Category: Water resources development

Page:

View: 363

Categories: Water resources development

Water Conservation News

Water Conservation News

Every day I have had the opportunity to learn something new and to contribute
toward a sustainable water future for California . My first love at DWR was water
wise gardening . Subsequently , I have become particularly fond of water efficient
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210018960706

Category: Water conservation

Page:

View: 733

Categories: Water conservation

California Coast Ocean

California Coast   Ocean

California Urban Water Conservation Council : www . cuwcc . org Landscape
Task Force : www . cuwcc . org / ab2717 _ landscape _ task _ force . lasso ...
nonprofit organization working solely on water issues , has adopted “ 16
Principles for a Sustainable Water Future " and is seeking endorsements . ... It is
step one toward developing the political will needed to make the changes that
are so necessary .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007006872562

Category: Coastal zone management

Page:

View: 891

Categories: Coastal zone management

Sustainable Use of Water

Sustainable Use of Water

But unexpectedly , with little fanfare or attention , California is moving toward
more sustainable water management and use ... nor are they likely to end in
county locations of case studies ) and show water managers , policymak the near
future .

Author: Arlene K. Wong

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021682765

Category: Sustainable development

Page: 372

View: 139

Categories: Sustainable development

The Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

The Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

Water depletion taxes , which raise government revenue while discouraging
inefficient resource consumption , could be ... toward sustainable water use in the
lower Colorado River basin is motivating people to desire a sustainable future ,
and ...

Author: Jason I. Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121766682

Category: Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)

Page: 77

View: 998

Categories: Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)

Buddhism and Environment

Buddhism and Environment

What is needed is a vision of a more sustainable water future , clear criteria and
targets for measuring progress toward it and a package of policy tools and
practical steps to guide water management towards desired and realistic ends .

Author: M. G. Chitkara

Publisher:

ISBN: 8176481831

Category: Buddhism

Page: 454

View: 409

Categories: Buddhism

Responding to National Water Resources Challenges

Responding to National Water Resources Challenges

Building Strong Collaborative Relationships for a Sustainable Water Resources
Future ... It can slow the pace of progress toward sustainable development
directly through exposure to adverse impacts or indirectly through the erosion of
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023446873

Category: Water resources development

Page:

View: 140

Categories: Water resources development

California Water Law Policy Reporter

California Water Law   Policy Reporter

Conclusions Perhaps the biggest challenge involved in moving toward
sustainable water use in the lower Colorado River basin is motivating people to
desire a sustainable future , and to agree on what it might look like . It is clear that
deeply ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062028332

Category: Water

Page:

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Categories: Water

Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management

Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management

The 28 chapters in this collection describe science-based principles and technological advances behind green technologies that can be effective solutions to pressing problems in sustainable water management.

Author: Huu Hao Ngo

Publisher: ASCE Press

ISBN: 0784414424

Category: Green technology

Page: 1083

View: 467

The 28 chapters in this collection describe science-based principles and technological advances behind green technologies that can be effective solutions to pressing problems in sustainable water management.
Categories: Green technology

The Fair Share Water Strategy for Sustainable Development in Africa

The Fair Share Water Strategy for Sustainable Development in Africa

Serageldin , I. , 1995 , Toward Sustainable Management of Water Resources ,
Washington : World Bank . ... WCED , 1987b , Our Common Future : Report of the
World Commission on Environment and Development , Oxford : Oxford University
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025047919

Category: Poverty

Page: 20

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Categories: Poverty

Waters of Wisconsin

Waters of Wisconsin

... sustainable water management . Although the recommendations reflect long -
term goals , they also point toward immediate steps that can begin to move us
toward a healthier and more secure water future . TOWARD A WISCONSIN
WATER ...

Author: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000051526641

Category: Aquatic ecology

Page: 179

View: 179

Categories: Aquatic ecology

Microlog Canadian Research Index

Microlog  Canadian Research Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00786208C

Category: Canada

Page:

View: 475

An indexing, abstracting and document delivery service that covers current Canadian report literature of reference value from government and institutional sources.
Categories: Canada

State of the World 2007

State of the World 2007

Focusing on the complex relationships between the globalizing economy and the health of Earths environment, the latest edition of the annual survey by the Worldwatch Institute reveals the health of the planets ecosystems, describes and ...

Author: Linda Starke

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781844073917

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 250

View: 402

Published annually in 28 languages, each edition draws on the breadth of expertise of the Worldwatch Institute's team of writers and researchers. It is essential for anyone concerned with building a positive, global future.
Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Redefining Progress

Redefining Progress

Working Toward a Sustainable Future. John Hines , MDA , discussed the Ag .
Department's Water Quality Monitoring program . The goal of that program is to
define long - term impacts of normal agricultural chemical use on water quality .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01420950S

Category: Economic development

Page: 217

View: 892

Categories: Economic development

Toward the Sustainable Management of Commercially Harvestable Epiphyitic Bryophytes

Toward the Sustainable Management of Commercially Harvestable Epiphyitic Bryophytes

Towards sustainable commercial moss harvest in the Pacific Northwest of North
America . ... This review summarizes the results of recent research , identifies
future research needs , and proposes guidelines for the sustainable
management of ... reference sites and evaluating the ecosystem functions
provided by harvestable moss mats , including the provision of habitat and
nutrient and water cycling .

Author: JeriLynn Eloise Peck

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D025888294

Category: Epiphytes

Page: 256

View: 287

Categories: Epiphytes

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

The 13th Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the reader-friendly approach with built-in tools that make ...

Author: Richard T. Wright

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

ISBN: 0134011279

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: 672

View: 838

The 13th Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the reader-friendly approach with built-in tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller. Presenting the most current and relevant Environmental Science issues and research along with new Concept Check questions and Understand the Data questions, the text and Mastering Environmental Science work together to help readers understand the science behind environmental issues --
Categories: Environmental sciences