EPA Science Inventory

Toward Sustainable Water Resource Management: Challenges and Opportunities

Citation:

Gutierrez, S. Toward Sustainable Water Resource Management: Challenges and Opportunities. Chapter 15, Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1:278-287, (2014).

Description:

The United States has derived significant economic benefit from an abundant and high-quality water supply. The ability of the nation to continue this pace into the future is uncertain because of a number of significant challenges. These include increasing water demand because of increased population growth, declining water quality, aging water infrastructure, climate change, and competition for the resource. A number of actions could be taken to put the country on a more sustainable path; including improved water information, increased water efficiency and expansion of water availability; establishment and tracking of national-scale water-relevant sustainability metrics; and development of new governance models.

Purpose/Objective:

This chapter outlines some of the water quality and availability challenges facing the U.S. for a compilation on water quality and purification.

URLs/Downloads:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-382182-9.00018-9   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Completion Date: 05/27/2014
Record Last Revised: 05/27/2014
Record Created: 05/27/2014
Record Released: 05/27/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 276884

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT