The Peril and Opportunity in the Water States

by William C. Wright, (M.ASCE), Environmental Engr.; Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 11, Pg. 72-73

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Water demand for agriculture, energy and public use in rapidly growing areas is raising questions about uncertain economic ramifications and international complexities of rights to water supply from the Great Lakes region. Issues such as government involvement in the free market system, water use geared to consumption without reuse, and a public incognizant of this valuable and limited resource, are discussed. Steps that will lead to more prudent water policies are recommended.

Subject Headings: Water demand | Water resources | Water rights | Water policy | Great Lakes | International factors |

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