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Title Confronting the nation's water problems : the role of research / Committee on Assessment of Water Resources Research, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages) : illustrations
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Subject Water resources development -- Research -- United States.
Water-supply -- Research -- United States.
Water quality -- Research -- United States.
Hydrology -- Research -- United States.
United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents FrontMatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Executive Summary -- 1 Setting the Stage -- 2 The Evolving Federal Role in Support of Water Resources Research -- 3 Water Resources Research Priorities for the Future -- 4 Status and Evaluation of Water Resources Research in the United States -- 5 Data Collection and Monitoring -- 6 Coordination of Water Resources Research -- APPENDIXES -- Appendix A Modified FCCSET Water Resources Research Categories -- Appendix B Survey Data from Federal Agencies and Nonfederal Organizations
Appendix C Likelihood of Differences in U.S. Water Resources Research Funding Levels Between the Mid 1970s and the Late 1990sAppendix D Summary of State Perspectives -- Appendix E Charter of the Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality Committee on Environment and Natural Resources National Science and Technology Council -- Appendix F Federal Agency and Nongovernmental Organization Liaisons -- Appendix G Acronyms -- Appendix H Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff
Summary In order to confront the increasingly severe water problems faced by all parts of the country, the United States needs to make a new commitment to research on water resources. A new mechanism is needed to coordinate water research currently fragmented among nearly 20 federal agencies. Given the competition for water among farmers, communities, aquatic ecosystems and other users--as well as emerging challenges such as climate change and the threat of waterborne diseases--Confronting the Nation's Water Problems concludes that an additional $70 million in federal funding should go annually to water research. Funding should go specifically to the areas of water demand and use, water supply augmentation, and other institutional research topics. The book notes that overall federal funding for water research has been stagnant in real terms for the past 30 years and that the portion dedicated to research on water use and social science topics has declined considerably.
Other Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Assessment of Water Resources Research.
Other Title Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Assessment of Water Resources Research. Confronting the nation's water problems. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2004 0309092582 030953335X