Precious Commodity: Providing Water for America's Cities (Paperback)Martin V. Melosi (author)
- We can order this
Melosi provides historical background on the construction, administration, and adaptability of water supply and wastewater systems in urban America. He cites budgetary constraints and the deterioration of existing water infrastructures as factors leading many municipalities to seriously consider the privatization of their water supply. Melosi also views the role of government in the management of, development of, and legal jurisdiction over America's rivers and waterways for hydroelectric power, flood control, irrigation, and transportation access. Looking to the future, he compares the costs and benefits of public versus private water supply, examining the global movement toward privatization.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages: 320
"With searching and thoughtful analyses of the urban, technological, and environmental dimensions of the management of water resources, Melosi advances our understanding of the past and assists our capacity to plan intelligently for the future." -Jeffrey K. Stine, author of America's Forested Wetlands: From Wasteland to Valued Resource
"A remarkable collection of information regarding water-related issues . . . intelligently written . . . highly recommended." -Journal of the American Water Resources Association
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?