Water quality and availability : a reference handbook / E. Willard Miller, Ruby M. Miller

Author(s): Miller, E. Willard (Eugene Willard), 1915-
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Subjects: Water quality--United States
Water-supply--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1992
Series: Contemporary world issues
Contemporary world issues
LC Classification: T, TD
Physical Description: xii, 430 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
1. Water: A Fundamental Resource 1
Physical Characteristics and Sources of Water 2
Forms of Precipitation 3
Hydrologic Cycle 4
Distribution and Variability of Precipitation 5
Dams and Water Availability 6
Flood Control 7
Surface Water and Groundwater 8
Water Budget 9
U.S. Water Consumption 10
Increasing the Water Supply 10
Recycling 11
Control of Urban Runoff 11
Reuse of Industrial Water 11
Water Conservation 12
Water Use Restrictions 12
Desalination 12
Drought 14
Evolution of Water Quality Issues 15
Water Use Doctrines 16
Evolution of Water Use Doctrines 17
Surface Water Doctrines 18
Groundwater Allocation Doctrines 20
Sources of Water Contamination 20
Natural Contamination 21
Human-Generated Contamination 21
Control of Water Pollution 38
Water in the Western United States 41
Water Demand 42
Irrigated Agriculture 42
Urban Water Management 50
Water Management 55
Issues and Strategies 58
2. Chronology 61
Development of Irrigation 61
Major Droughts 64
Major Floods 64
Largest Embankment Dams 65
Highest Dams 65
Largest Artificial Reservoirs 66
Major Oil and Chemical Spills 66
Laws and Regulations 69
Environmental Protection Laws 69
Irrigation 69
Flood Control 70
Water Power 70
Recreation 70
Ocean Pollution 70
Oil Pollution 70
3. Laws and Regulations 71
Environmental Protection Laws 71
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 71
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 72
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 74
Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 75
Water Supply 77
Water Supply Act of 1958 77
Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 77
Water Resources Research Act of 1964 80
Water Resources Research Act of 1984 81
Water Facilities Act of 1937 82
Water Bank Act of 1970 83
Conservation in Arid and Semiarid Areas Act of 1937 85
Disaster Assistance Act of 1988 85
Lower Colorado Water Supply Act of 1986 86
National Drinking Water Week Act of 1988 87
Water Quality 88
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 88
Safe Drinking Water Act Amendment of 1986 89
Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 89
Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1977 (Clean Water Act) 90
Water Quality Act of 1987 92
State Groundwater Control 93
Florida 95
Pennsylvania 96
California 97
New Mexico 98
Nebraska 98
Irrigation 99
Desert Land Act of 1877 99
Carey Act of 1894 100
Reclamation Act of 1902 100
Reclamation Act of 1911 100
Reclamation Project Act of 1939 100
Reclamation Project Authorization Act of 1972 101
The Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 102
Flood Control 103
Flood Control Act of 1917 103
Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 104
Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 105
National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 107
Public Works 110
Water Resources Development Act of 1974 110
Water Resources Development Act of 1976 111
Water Resources Development Act of 1986 111
Water Resources Development Act of 1988 111
Water Power 111
Federal Water Power Act of 1920 111
Recreation 113
Federal Water Projects Recreation Act of 1965 113
Ocean Pollution 114
National Ocean Pollution Research and Development and Monitoring Planning Act of 1978 114
Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 116
Oil Pollution 118
Oil Pollution Act of 1990 118
4. Directory of Organizations 123
Private Organizations in the United States 124
U.S. Government Organizations 141
Government Agency 141
Government Advisory Committees 142
International Organizations 148
5. Bibliography 165
Reference Works 165
Books 174
General 174
Groundwater 180
Supply 185
Drought 191
Floods 193
Water Use 193
Agriculture and Irrigation 195
Technology 198
Quality 201
Contamination 203
Acid Precipitation 209
Marine Pollution 212
Water Resources Development 214
Management 217
Economics 225
Water Rights 226
Policy and Legislation 228
Articles and Government Documents 232
Water - General 232
Water Supply 242
Water Resources Development 260
Water Quality 274
Water Rights 292
Pollution 297
Chemical Pollution 305
Floods 309
Dams and Hydroelectric Development 312
Oil Pollution 314
Ocean Pollution 319
Regional - United States 331
Regional - Foreign 337
Selected Journal Titles 340
6. Films, Filmstrips, and Videocassettes 355
General 356
Science and Physical Properties 359
Groundwater 364
Supply 367
Quality 370
Management 377
Conservation 378
Acid Precipitation 380
Oil Spills 383
Floods 385
Dams and Water Power 386
Irrigation 388
Life and Health 390
Glossary 393
Appendix 401
Index 407
Additional Authors: Miller, Ruby M
Notes: LCCN: 92033057
ISBN: 087436647X
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 26673122
ISBN/ISSN: 087436647X