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Water resources, taken from Congress and the Nation"s environment

Library of Congress. Environmental Policy Division.

Water resources, taken from Congress and the Nation"s environment

environmental and natural resources affairs of the 93d Congress, chapter 5

by Library of Congress. Environmental Policy Division.

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Published by Reproduced by the Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Water resources development -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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      Statementprepared by the Environmental Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, at the request of Henry M. Jackson, chairman, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate.
      ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Environmental Policy Division., United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF5555.5 .E54
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. 387-423 ;
      Number of Pages423
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4608042M
      LC Control Number77371461

      Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in , the. Water is one of the most vital natural resources on the planet—and yet, its distribution is also one of the most imbalanced. Some regions face growing water scarcity while others are plagued by recurring floods. Water’s dynamic nature means that shifts in climate and human activity can cause water security to change by the year, though extreme events can cause changes by the hour.

        “Our committee has taken a significant step to improve our dams, ports, flood-prevention infrastructure, reservoirs and drinking water systems,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “The legislation will help ensure American-made goods are safely shipped from one state to another.”. WATER QUALITY. No matter where you live, play or work, clean water is a critical resource. NACD and conservation districts make sure landowners have the proper tools they need to protect water from sediment runoff, nutrients and other contaminants.

      Now, however, an increasing number of voices–including human rights and environmental groups, think tanks and research organizations, official international agencies and thousands of community. Support. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill, which authorizes funding for a variety of projects, including beach nourishment, clean water, and flood control programs, passed both chambers of Congress, was vetoed by President Bush, but Democratic Party leaders promised to quickly override this d by: the th United States Congress.


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