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The Clean Water Act 20 years later, Robert W. Adler, Jessica C. Landman, and Diane M. Cameron

Label
The Clean Water Act 20 years later
Title
The Clean Water Act 20 years later
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Adler, Jessica C. Landman, and Diane M. Cameron
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Enacted over two decades ago, the Clean Water Act was intended to "restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Nation's waters." Responsibility for implementing the Act has fallen on EPA, several interstate agencies, the fifty states, and thousands of local governments. How can the success of such a wide-ranging statute be judged? The authors explore the many and varied issues associated with the complex subject of water quality protection in this assessment of the successes and failures of the Clean Water Act over the past twenty years. In addition to examining traditional indicators of water quality, the authors consider how health concerns of the public have been addressed and present a detailed look at the ecological health of our waters. Taken together, these measures present a far more complete and balanced picture than raw water quality data alone. As well as reviewing past effectiveness, the book includes specific recommendations for the reauthorization of the Act. This balanced and insightful account will surely shape the debate among legislative and policy experts and citizen activists at all levels who are concerned with issues of water quality
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Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, Robert W.
Dewey number
363.73/946/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD223
LC item number
.A4663 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TD223.A4663
NAL item number
1993
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Landman, Jessica C
  • Cameron, Diane M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Water quality
  • Water quality management
  • Water quality
  • Water quality management
  • United States
  • Poluição da água
  • Água (qualidade)
Label
The Clean Water Act 20 years later, Robert W. Adler, Jessica C. Landman, and Diane M. Cameron
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/93022632-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface: Why a Book on the Clean Water Act? -- pt. I.A Clean Water Retrospective. Ch. 1. The Need for Clean Water. The Impetus for the Clean Water Act. The Vision of the Clean Water Act. The Need to Meet the 1972 Goals. Ch. 2. The State of Our Waters Twenty Years Later. Traditional Measures of Pollution and Water Quality. Human Health Still Threatened. Aquatic Species and Ecosystems in Jeopardy. Ch. 3. The Economics of Clean Water. Economic Values of Water Resources. Economic Losses Due to Water Resource Degradation. Paying for Water Resource Protection -- pt. II. Assessing Clean Water Act Programs. Ch. 4. The Need for Improved Standards, Monitoring, and Communication. Water Quality Standards. Inadequate Monitoring and Public Information. Ch. 5. The Elusive Zero Discharge Goal. Regulatory Structure for Industry and Sewage Treatment Plants. National Treatment Standards Limited and Outdated. Permit Program Deficiencies. Enforcement Deficiencies. Ch. 6. Virtually Nonexistent Poison Runoff Controls. A Primer on Poison Runoff. Runoff Mandates Abandoned or Poorly Implemented. Increased Emphasis on Runoff Programs in 1987. The New Coastal Runoff Program -- Promising but Limited in Scope. Ch. 7. Protection for Aquatic Resources and Ecosystems. State Antidegradation Programs. State Water Quality Certification. Efforts to Protect Waters from Dredging and Filling. Programs to Protect Lakes, Estuaries, Ocean Waters, and Rivers. Ch. 8. A National Agenda for Clean Water. Honing Our Informational Tools. Closing the Gaps for Point Sources. Preventing Polluted Runoff. Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems and Watersheds. Funding Programs Adequately and Equitably
Control code
ocm28148363
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781559632669
Lccn
93022632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28148363
  • (OCoLC)28148363
Label
The Clean Water Act 20 years later, Robert W. Adler, Jessica C. Landman, and Diane M. Cameron
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/93022632-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface: Why a Book on the Clean Water Act? -- pt. I.A Clean Water Retrospective. Ch. 1. The Need for Clean Water. The Impetus for the Clean Water Act. The Vision of the Clean Water Act. The Need to Meet the 1972 Goals. Ch. 2. The State of Our Waters Twenty Years Later. Traditional Measures of Pollution and Water Quality. Human Health Still Threatened. Aquatic Species and Ecosystems in Jeopardy. Ch. 3. The Economics of Clean Water. Economic Values of Water Resources. Economic Losses Due to Water Resource Degradation. Paying for Water Resource Protection -- pt. II. Assessing Clean Water Act Programs. Ch. 4. The Need for Improved Standards, Monitoring, and Communication. Water Quality Standards. Inadequate Monitoring and Public Information. Ch. 5. The Elusive Zero Discharge Goal. Regulatory Structure for Industry and Sewage Treatment Plants. National Treatment Standards Limited and Outdated. Permit Program Deficiencies. Enforcement Deficiencies. Ch. 6. Virtually Nonexistent Poison Runoff Controls. A Primer on Poison Runoff. Runoff Mandates Abandoned or Poorly Implemented. Increased Emphasis on Runoff Programs in 1987. The New Coastal Runoff Program -- Promising but Limited in Scope. Ch. 7. Protection for Aquatic Resources and Ecosystems. State Antidegradation Programs. State Water Quality Certification. Efforts to Protect Waters from Dredging and Filling. Programs to Protect Lakes, Estuaries, Ocean Waters, and Rivers. Ch. 8. A National Agenda for Clean Water. Honing Our Informational Tools. Closing the Gaps for Point Sources. Preventing Polluted Runoff. Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems and Watersheds. Funding Programs Adequately and Equitably
Control code
ocm28148363
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781559632669
Lccn
93022632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28148363
  • (OCoLC)28148363

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