Rivers of Gold
Designing Markets To Allocate Water In California

Brent M. Haddad

The movement to implement market-based approaches to allocating water is gaining ground across California and in other western states. Proponents argue that markets offer an efficient and cost-effective means of promoting conservation -- those...

222 pages
6 x 9

Restoring Life in Running Waters
Better Biological Monitoring

Despite nearly three decades of efforts intended to protect the nation's waters, and some success against certain forms of chemical and organic contamination, many of our nation's waterways continue to be seriously degraded. The call of the 1972...

220 pages
6 x 9

The World's Water 1998-1999
The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources

The quality and availability of fresh water is of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. The World's Water 1998-1999 is a comprehensive reference on worldwide freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and...

319 pages
8.5 x 11

Water, Culture, and Power
Local Struggles In A Global Context

Edited by John Donahue and Barbara Rose Johnston

According to some estimates, at least 1.7 billion people do not have an adequate supply of drinking water and as many as 40% of the world's population face chronic shortages. Yet water scarcity is more than a matter of terrain, increased...

408 pages
6 x 9

Discovering the Unknown Landscape
A History Of America's Wetlands

The rapidly disappearing wetlands that once spread so abundantly across the American continent serve an essential and irreplaceable ecological function. Yet for centuries, Americans have viewed them with disdain. Beginning with the first European...

445 pages
6 x 9

Instream Flow Protection
Seeking A Balance In Western Water Use

Instream Flow Protection is a comprehensive overview of Western water use and the issues that surround it. The authors explain instream flow and its historical, political, and legal context; describe current instream flow laws and policies...

427 pages
6 x 9

Integrated Resource Planning and Management
The Ecosystem Approach In The Great Lakes Basin

Susan Hill MacKenzie

The "ecosystem approach" to natural resource planning and management -- an approach that focuses on preserving the integrity of entire natural systems -- is becoming widely recognized as the key to large-scale environmental health.

The 1978...

252 pages
6 x 9

The Freshwater Imperative
A Research Agenda

This volume summarizes the two-year effort of a working group of leading aquatic scientists sponsored by NSF, EPA, NASA, TVA, and NOAA to identify research opportunities and frontiers in freshwater sciences for this decade and beyond. The...

181 pages
6 x 9

Reducing Toxics
A New Approach To Policy And Industrial Decisionmaking

Edited by Robert Gottlieb

In Reducing Toxics, leading experts address industry, technology, health, and policy issues and explore the potential for pollution prevention at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional...

460 pages
6 x 9

How to Save a River
A Handbook For Citizen Action

How to Save a River presents in a concise and readable format the wisdom gained from years of river protection campaigns across the United States. The book begins by defining general principles of action, including getting organized,...

286 pages
6 x 9

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