Sustainable Water Management in Urban Environments by Tamim Younos (Editor); Tammy E. Parece (Editor)This volume focuses on practical aspects of sustainable water management in urban areas and presents a discussion of key concepts, methodologies, and casestudies of innovative and evolving technologies. Topics include: (1) challengesin urban water resiliency; (2) water and energy nexus; (3) integrated urbanwater management; and (4) water reuse options (black water, gray water,rainwater). This volume serves as a useful reference for students andresearchers involved in holistic approaches to water management, and as avaluable guide to experts in governmental agencies as well as planners andengineers concerned with sustainable water management systems in urbanenvironments.
The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy by Ken Conca (Editor); Erika Weinthal (Editor)Water is a basic human need and a scarce commodity with increasing value to farmers, industries, and cities in an urbanizing world. It is unpredictable in supply and quality, difficult to contain or direct, and notoriously difficult to manage well. Several trends - climate change, theendurance of widespread global water poverty, intensifying competition among rival uses and users, and the vulnerability of critical freshwater ecosystems - combine to intensify the challenges of governing water wisely, fairly, and efficiently. The twenty-seven chapters in The Oxford Handbook ofWater Politics and Policy address such issues over the course of seven thematic sections. These themes reflect familiar frameworks in the water policy world, including water, poverty, and health; water and nature; and water equity and justice. Other sections look at emergent and contentious policyarenas, including the water/energy/food nexus and management of uncertainty in water supply, or connect well-established strands in new ways, including sections on water tools (water price and value, supply and demand, privatization, corporate responsibility) and issues surrounding transboundarywaters. This volume conceives of water as a global issue, and gathers a diverse group of leading scholars of water politics and policy.
Find your watershed and a list of organizations that are working to protect water quality.
To locate your watershed, simply click on the first link, “citizen-based groups at work in this watershed,” to find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality. You may wish to contact one of these groups to find out about cleanups, monitoring activities, restoration projects and other activities.