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The Resource Connecting the drops : a citizens' guide to protecting water resources, Karen Schneller-McDonald

Connecting the drops : a citizens' guide to protecting water resources, Karen Schneller-McDonald

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Connecting the drops : a citizens' guide to protecting water resources
Title
Connecting the drops
Title remainder
a citizens' guide to protecting water resources
Statement of responsibility
Karen Schneller-McDonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The need for improved water resource protection, beginning with grassroots action, is urgent. The water we use depends on networks of wetlands, streams, and watersheds. Land-use activities, however, are changing these natural systems. Often these changes result in ecological damage, flooding, water pollution, and reduced water supply. We need a healthy environment that sustains our personal and community health; we also need vibrant and sustainable economic development that does not destroy the benefits we derive from nature. Our ability to accomplish both depends on how well we can "connect the drops." In this book, Karen Schneller-McDonald presents the basics of water resource protection: ecology and watershed science; techniques for evaluating environmental impacts; obstacles to protection and how to overcome them; and tips for protection strategies that maximize chances for success. Schneller-McDonald makes clear the important connections among natural cycles, watersheds, and ecosystems; the benefits they provide; and how specific development activities affect water quality and supply. The methods described in Connecting the Drops have broad application in diverse geographic locations. The environmental details may differ, but the methods are the same. For water resource managers and concerned citizens alike, Connecting the Drops helps readers interpret scientific information and contextualize news media reports and industry ads--ultimately offering "how to" guidance for developing resource protection strategies."--Publisher's web site
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneller-McDonald, Karen
Dewey number
333.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD420
LC item number
.S36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TD420
NAL item number
.S36 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water
  • Water-supply
  • Water quality management
  • Water conservation
  • Hydrology
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmentalism
  • Hydrology
  • Water conservation
  • Water
  • Water quality management
  • Water-supply
Label
Connecting the drops : a citizens' guide to protecting water resources, Karen Schneller-McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Natural water systems and their benefits -- Picturing environmental features and systems -- How land use activities affect water -- Measuring the impacts -- Energy development and water -- Weighing significant impacts, true costs, and mitigation -- Overcoming obstacles to water protection -- Strategies for action
Control code
ocn904942574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780801453106
Lccn
2015006283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501700286
  • (OCoLC)904942574
Label
Connecting the drops : a citizens' guide to protecting water resources, Karen Schneller-McDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Natural water systems and their benefits -- Picturing environmental features and systems -- How land use activities affect water -- Measuring the impacts -- Energy development and water -- Weighing significant impacts, true costs, and mitigation -- Overcoming obstacles to water protection -- Strategies for action
Control code
ocn904942574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780801453106
Lccn
2015006283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501700286
  • (OCoLC)904942574

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