Water Resources: How Do We Slice the Pie?

by Wayne N. Marchant, Denver Federal Cent, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action


New and better ways must be found to: reduce water consumption; preserve environmental values; conserve and protect existing water supplies; use surface and ground water conjunctively; augment existing supplies, where that is possible; and use existing supplies for more than a single purpose. There is need to manage watersheds better. The political, social, and economic environment in which all of this must be done is both complex and changing. Some specific situations are considered in the paper that illustrate the nature of the water resources debate and provide some insight into the positions being taken by various groups.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water conservation | Water quality | Water supply | Dams | Surface water | Water surface | Groundwater

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