Publisher description for Water for life : water management and environmental policy / James L. Wescoat, Jr., Gilbert F. White.


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Counter To fully analyze the relationship between water management, environmental conditions and public policy, this book reviews the development of water management and evaluates it from the perspective of the quality of the natural environment. Examples are drawn from around the world, and range from local watershed management to international river basin planning, with emphasis placed on integrative approaches. Successful water management is crucial for the proper operation of natural environmental systems and for the support of human society.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Water-supply Management, Integrated water development, Water-supply Government policy