Examination of three fundamental dilemmas that underlie U.S. water policy in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century: 1) how to provide equitable access to the relatively small amount of fresh water for growing and often competing human uses; 2) how to ensure that water of adequate quality is available at places and times needed to support different types of uses; and 3) how to manage water upon which all life depends in ways that balance human and environmental needs.
Contribution to Book
Clean Water Scarcity (1950s-present)CQ Press Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy (2014)
EditorSally K. Fairfax and Edmund Russell
PublisherCongressional Quarterly Press, an Imprint of Sage
Citation InformationEndter-Wada, J. 2014. Clean Water Scarcity (1950s-present). In the CQ Press Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy, edited by Sally K. Fairfax and Edmund Russell, SAGE/CQ Press, Los Angeles, CA, USA, pp. 299-310.