This book highlights the opportunity for and necessity of change in management of water, the West's most crucial resource. As old policies and institutions fail to meet changing demands for and availability of water, experts in climate forecasting, water management, water law, and water use allocation reveal in this volume how new science and technology can help improve water management. They assess the degree to which vagaries of climate can be anticipated and countered through better predictions and reformed legal and management systems for allocating water. Unique in its full, integrated coverage, this book will appeal to anyone interested in water supply and management questions as well as climate predictions.
Water And Climate in the Western United States