Originally published in 1978, this volume addresses the scientific, economic, and administrative aspects of the public policy problem raised by the United States’ Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. In this collection of papers, the authors examine the various problems presented by drinking public water in the United States, the United Kingdom, and throughout Europe. This is an ideal title for students interested in environmental studies and public policy reform.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction of Paul G. Rogers; Address by Paul G. Rogers; Introduction to the Conference; Part I Technical Background: Data and Experience; 1. Drinking Water Policy problems: Background of the Current Situation 2. On Drinking Water and Health 3. Water and Epidemiology 4. Toxicology Relevant to Drinking Water Policy 5. European Experience with Problems of Drinking Water Quality 6. British Experiences on Problems of Drinking Water Quality; Part II Costs and Financing for Compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act; 8. Meeting the Drinking Water Standards: The Price of Regulation 9. Financing System Changes 10. Consumer Perception and Choice of Drinking Water Quality; Part III Problems with the Safe Drinking Water Act; 11. Options for Coping with the Safe Drinking Water Act 12. Jurisdictional Issues with the Safe Drinking Water Act 13. Local Governments and the Safe Drinking Water Act; Part IV Panel Discussion of Policy Alternatives; 14. Panel Discussion; Part V Lessons from the Drinking Water Conference; 15. Lessons from the Drinking Water Conference: One Man’s View; List of Participants