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Toward Sustainable Water Resource Management: Challenges and Opportunities
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).
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.
This chapter outlines some of the water quality and availability challenges facing the U.S. for a compilation on water quality and purification.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT