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Main Title Searching out the headwaters : change and rediscovery in western water policy /
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Author Title of a Work
Bates, Sarah F.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 28149531
ISBN 1559632178; 9781559632171; 1559632186; 9781559632188
Subjects Water-supply--Government policy--West (U.S.)--Congresses. ; Environmental policy--West (U.S.)--Congresses. ; United States, West. ; Wasserversorgung ; Umweltpolitik ; Aufsatzsammlung ; USA--Weststaaten
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAM  HD1695.A17S4 1993 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 02/03/1995
ERAM  HD1695.A17S4 1993 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/23/2009
ESAM  HD1695.A17S4 1993 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/29/1993
Collation xi, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes "Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado School of Law." Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-223) and index.
Contents Notes 1. The West's Gordian Knot -- 2. Water in a Changing West -- 3. Voices -- 4. The West Today -- 5. River Basin Stories -- 6. Losing Sight of the Headwaters -- 7. The Journey to Rediscovery -- 8. Change and Rediscovery in Western Water -- Epilogue: History Need Not Repeat Itself -- Appendix: The Language of Water. To most Americans - and even to most Westerners - water policy seems to be a complicated, hypertechnical, and incomprehensible subject: a tangle of engineering jargon and legalese surrounding a complex, delicate, and interrelated structure. Decisions concerning the public's waters involve precious little public participation, and under such circumstances, reform seems risky at best. Searching Out the Headwaters seeks to address the situation by providing a framework for understanding western water use and the outmoded rules that govern it. Only by understanding the waters of the West and the people whose lives and livelihoods depend on them can concerned citizens comprehend the seriousness of the current situation and help take steps toward reform. The authors begin by tracing the history and evolution of the uses of western water. They describe the demographic and economic changes now occurring in the region and identify the many communities of interest involved in all water-use issues. After examining the central precepts of current water policy, along with its original rationale and subsequent evolution, the authors consider the reform movement that has recently begun to emerge. They conclude by laying the foundations for a water policy that can meet the needs of the new West and by discussing the various means for effectively implementing such a policy, including market economics, regulation, the broad-based use of scientific knowledge, and open and full public participation.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Corporate Au Added Ent University of Colorado, Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center.
PUB Date Free Form c1993
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 93004637
OCLC Time Stamp 20090317121125
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 01912cam 2200493 a 45020