Total Water Management: Practices For A Sustainable Future
Total Water Management: Practices for a Sustainable Future
Sustainable use of water resources, public health, and the environment are leading a quiet revolution called total water management, or TWM, the exercise of stewardship of water resources. Essentially a history of water from a management perscpective, this book addresses the shared governance of water resources among utilities, business, and government and explains TWM's goals and principles and offers policy prescriptions for overcoming the main institutional challenges. Also covered are the political and legal forces that shape how the water industry works, why society devalues water, and how decisions to control water resources are made. Written for water managers, planners, watershed users, industry, anyone interested in stewardship of the water resources and for use as a college text, with summary points and questions at the end of each chapter.