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Water: Science, Policy, and Management

Water: Science, Policy, and Management

Richard Lawford (Editor), Denise Fort (Editor), Holly Hartmann (Editor), Susanna Eden (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66564-0 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 415 Pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 16.

From the local to the global scale, water use and sustainability are issues of pressing importance. Never before has water science needed to inform water policy so much, and never before have we seen how challenging it is to advance that relationship.

How rapidly is the demand for water growing?

What climate- or pollution-imposed limits to water supplies exist, and how can we best manage them?

Will privatization benefit water management, resource development, and the environment?
How can science work more closely with the policy and engineering communities to perfect knowledge-based water planning?

Water: Science, Policy, and Management discusses these issues, and more. Scientists in water research and geography, water policy experts, water managers and engineers, lawyers grappling with water issues, and environmentalists concerned with the state of water internationally will find this book a significant resource now and in the coming years.

The Editors v

Richard Lawford and Denise Fort 1

Introduction To Section 1 13

Using Science to Address a Growing Worldwide Water Dilemma for the 21st Century
Susanna Eden and Richard G Lawford  15

Urban Water Issues: An International Perspective
Josd Alberto Tejada-Guibert and Cedo Maksimovic 43

Groundwater Issues
David P. Ahlfeld and Weston R. Dripps 79

Water Development and Food Production: A Global Perspective
Mark W. Rosegrant and Ximing Cai 99

Introduction To Section 2 121

Water Policy for the West: Who Makes It? What Is It?
Will It Lead Us to a Sustainable Future?
Denise D. Fort 123

Moving Borders from the Periphery to the Center: River Basins, Political
Boundaries, and Water Management Policy
Robert G Varadya nd Barbara J. Morehouse 143

Economics of Conjunctive Use of Groundwater and Surface Water
Eric G. Reichard and Robert S. Raucher 161

Introduction To Section 3 205

Science and Water Policy for the United States
Neal F. Lane, Rosina M. Bierbaum, and Mark T. Anderson 207

International Hydrologic Science Programs and Global Water Issues
R.G Lawford, J. M. Landwehr, S. Sorooshian, and M.P. L. Whitaker 223

The Role of Climate in Water Resources Planning and Management
Dennis P. Lettenmaier 247

Identifying Hydrologic Variability and Change for Strategic Water System Planning and Design
F. Russell Walker, Jr. and Ellen M. Douglas 267

Advanced Hydrologic Predictions for Improving Water Management
Holly C. Hartmann, Allen Bradley, and Alan Hamlet 285

Introduction To Section 4 309

Integration of Science and Policy During the Evolution of South
Carolina's Drought Program
Hope P. Mizzell and Venkat Lakshmi 311

Assessing the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Regional
Water Resources: The Implications for Stakeholders
Janet L. Gamble, John Furlow, Amy K. Shover, Alan F. Hamlet, Barbara J. MorehouseH, olly Hartmann, and Thomas Pagano 341

Community Participation and Spatially Distributed Management in New York City's Water Supply
Steven E. Wolosoff and Theodore A. Endreny 369

Policy to Coordinate Watershed Hydrological, Social, and Ecological Needs: The HELP Initiative
Theodore Endreny, Benjamin Felzer, James W. Shuttleworth, and Mike Bonell 395