A Twenty-First Century US Water Policy

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Index
absolute ownership doctrine, groundwater, 39
active management areas, Arizona Groundwater Management Code, 46
adaptation, climate change, 69, 80, 206–207, 250, 251t, 258, 259
adjudication process, 152
Advisory Committee on Water Resources Policy, 24
affordability, water services, 62–63, 190, 191
African Americans. See also communities of color
contaminated fish, 65
inadequate infrastructure, 58–59
inequalities, 71
African Development Bank, 283
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program, 215, 301
agriculture. See also irrigated agriculture; US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
21st-century challenges, 202
21st-century water policy, 206–216
adapting to climate change, 206–207
flood irrigation, 208, 210f
climate changes and, 203, 204f 257–258
drip irrigation, 209, 211f
efficient irrigation technologies, 207–214
federal role in water supply and use, 199–202
floods and droughts, 205–206
water use, 196–197
inequality associated with agricultural water use, 60–62
irrigated acreage by crop type, 197f
irrigation management, 211–214
irrigation systems and efficiencies, 212t
irrigation technologies, 208–209, 211
policies linking water and, 301–302
sprinkler irrigation system, 209, 210f
water demand and altered availability, 205
water quality, 203
water use trends, 197–198
water withdrawal for, 171f
Ak-Chin Indian Water Rights Settlement Act, 95
Alaskan Natives, 65, 249
American Falls Dam, 297
American Indians. See Native Americans
American Indian tribes, term, 316n1
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 177, 190, 238
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 15t
American Water Works Association, 182, 234
appliances, efficiency standards, 14, 15t, 173t

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • List of Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction- the Soft Path for Water xv
  • 1 - The Water of the United States 3
  • 2 - Legal and Institutional Framework of Water Management 23
  • 3 - Water and Environmental Justice 52
  • 4 - Tribes and Water 90
  • 5 - Water Quality 109
  • 6 - Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems 142
  • 7 - Municipal Water Use 167
  • 8 - Water and Agriculture 195
  • 9 - Water and Energy 221
  • 10 - Water and Climate 244
  • 11 - United States International Water Policy 263
  • 12 - Conclusions and Recommendations 288
  • Appendix - Key Pieces of Federal Legislation 305
  • Notes 313
  • About the Authors 317
  • Index 319
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