Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales Book

Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 0309071828
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb

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Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales Summary:

Groundwater is a basic resource for humans and natural ecosystems and is one of the nation's most important natural resources. Groundwater is pumped from wells to supply drinking water to about 130 million U.S. residents and is used in all 50 states. About 40 percent of the nation's public water supply and much of the water used for irrigation is provided by groundwater. Despite the importance of groundwater as one of our most precious natural resources, an organized, effective program to provide an ongoing assessment of the nation's groundwater resources does not exist. With encouragement from the U.S. Congress, the USGS is planning for a new program of regional and national scale assessment of U.S. groundwater resources, thus helping bring new order to its various groundwater resources-related activities. The Survey's senior scientists requested advice in regard to the design of such a program. In response, the committee undertook this study in support of developing an improved program relevant to regional and national assessment of groundwater resources. This report is a product of the Committee on USGS Water Resources Research, which provides consensus advice on scientific, research, and programmatic issues to the Water Resources Division (WRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The committee is one of the groups that work under the auspices of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council (NRC). The committee considers a variety of topics that are important scientifically and programmatically to the USGS and the nation, and it issues reports when appropriate. This report concerns the work of the WRD in science and technology relevant to assessments of groundwater resources on regional and national scales. The USGS has been conducting scientific activity relevant to groundwater resources for over 100 years and, as summarized in Appendix A, today groundwater-related work occurs throughout the WRD.

Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales Book

Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2001-01-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309071826
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb

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Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales Summary:

Groundwater is a basic resource for humans and natural ecosystems and is one of the nation's most important natural resources. Groundwater is pumped from wells to supply drinking water to about 130 million U.S. residents and is used in all 50 states. About 40 percent of the nation's public water supply and much of the water used for irrigation is provided by groundwater. Despite the importance of groundwater as one of our most precious natural resources, an organized, effective program to provide an ongoing assessment of the nation's groundwater resources does not exist. With encouragement from the U.S. Congress, the USGS is planning for a new program of regional and national scale assessment of U.S. groundwater resources, thus helping bring new order to its various groundwater resources-related activities. The Survey's senior scientists requested advice in regard to the design of such a program. In response, the committee undertook this study in support of developing an improved program relevant to regional and national assessment of groundwater resources. This report is a product of the Committee on USGS Water Resources Research, which provides consensus advice on scientific, research, and programmatic issues to the Water Resources Division (WRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The committee is one of the groups that work under the auspices of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council (NRC). The committee considers a variety of topics that are important scientifically and programmatically to the USGS and the nation, and it issues reports when appropriate. This report concerns the work of the WRD in science and technology relevant to assessments of groundwater resources on regional and national scales. The USGS has been conducting scientific activity relevant to groundwater resources for over 100 years and, as summarized in Appendix A, today groundwater-related work occurs throughout the WRD.

U S  Geological Survey Circular Book

U S Geological Survey Circular


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D02963872C
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb

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Fact Sheet Book

Fact Sheet


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Geological mapping
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435077246239
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 7,5 Mb

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Emerging Issues in Groundwater Resources Book

Emerging Issues in Groundwater Resources


  • Author : Ali Fares
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319320083
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb

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Emerging Issues in Groundwater Resources Summary:

This book discusses how emerging groundwater risks under current and potential climate change conductions reduce available groundwater resources for domestic use, and agriculture and energy production. The topics discussed throughout this book are grouped into five sections; (i) Sea Level Rise, Climate Change, and Food Security, (ii) Emerging Contaminants, (iii) Technologies and Decision Support Systems, (iv) Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions, and (v) Economics, and Energy Production and Development. This book is unique and different from other groundwater hydrology books in that it uses a holistic approach in investigating the risks related to groundwater resources. This book will be of interest to a wide audience in academia, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and environmental entities. This book will greatly contribute to a better understanding of the emerging risks to groundwater resources and should help responsible stakeholders make informed decisions in this regard.

Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century Book
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Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309148962
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb

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Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century Summary:

In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advances that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, yet at the same time the agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges. Not only is the agricultural sector expected to produce adequate food, fiber, and feed, and contribute to biofuels to meet the needs of a rising global population, it is expected to do so under increasingly scarce natural resources and climate change. Growing awareness of the unintended impacts associated with some agricultural production practices has led to heightened societal expectations for improved environmental, community, labor, and animal welfare standards in agriculture. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century assesses the scientific evidence for the strengths and weaknesses of different production, marketing, and policy approaches for improving and reducing the costs and unintended consequences of agricultural production. It discusses the principles underlying farming systems and practices that could improve the sustainability. It also explores how those lessons learned could be applied to agriculture in different regional and international settings, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. By focusing on a systems approach to improving the sustainability of U.S. agriculture, this book can have a profound impact on the development and implementation of sustainable farming systems. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century serves as a valuable resource for policy makers, farmers, experts in food production and agribusiness, and federal regulatory agencies.

Valuing Ecosystem Services Book

Valuing Ecosystem Services


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309093187
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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Valuing Ecosystem Services Summary:

Nutrient recycling, habitat for plants and animals, flood control, and water supply are among the many beneficial services provided by aquatic ecosystems. In making decisions about human activities, such as draining a wetland for a housing development, it is essential to consider both the value of the development and the value of the ecosystem services that could be lost. Despite a growing recognition of the importance of ecosystem services, their value is often overlooked in environmental decision-making. This report identifies methods for assigning economic value to ecosystem servicesâ€"even intangible onesâ€"and calls for greater collaboration between ecologists and economists in such efforts.

Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future Book

Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN 10 : 030914454X
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 7,9 Mb

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Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future Summary:

Water is our most fundamental natural resource, a resource that is limited. Challenges to our nation's water resources continue to grow, driven by population growth, ecological needs, climate change, and other pressures. The nation needs more and improved water science and information to meet these challenges. Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future reviews the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Resource Discipline (WRD), one of the nation's foremost water science organizations. This book provides constructive advice to help the WRD meet the nation's water needs over the coming decades. Of interest primarily to the leadership of the USGS WRD, many findings and recommendations also target the USGS leadership and the Department of Interior (DOI), because their support is necessary for the WRD to respond to the water needs of the nation.