Watershed Management Is Key to Improving America's Water Resources
Although effective in protecting drinking water, the current patchwork of federal, state, and local regulations does not consider the full range of benefits provided by watersheds in an integrated way, according to a new report of the National Research Council (NRC).
The quality of the nation's most polluted waters has improved enormously over the past 20 years, largely as a result of strong action taken to control pollution from sources such as municipal wastewater treatment plants and industrial discharges. Ironically, however, some of the cleanest waters have continued to degrade because pollution from other, more diffuse sources, such as urban and agricultural runoff, is harder to …
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Publication information: Article title: Watershed Management Is Key to Improving America's Water Resources. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Journal of Environmental Health. Volume: 61. Issue: 9 Publication date: May 1999. Page number: 43+. © 1999 National Environmental Health Association. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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