The authors assess alternative approaches to meeting long-term water needs and resolving conflicts among competing water users in five areas: the Columbia River Basin; Kern County, California; south California; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and northeastern Colorado. This book argues that America's water supply problems are caused largely by bad habits and poor policies-especially policies that price water far under its true value. Originally published in 1986
Water is one of the most critical and contested resource issues of the 21st century. From its earliest days, water policy has been a fundamental part of RFF's research program, with a focus on assessing the performance of policy instruments for improving water quality both in the U.S. and internationally. This collection of nine books includes landmark works by John Krutilla, Alan Kneese, and Kenneth Frederick--all selected for their relevance to contemporary challenges in water management.
The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.