Accession Number PB2013-104584
Title WaterSMART: A Three-Year Progress Report.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 61p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The health, security, and economic well-being of the American people depend on adequate supplies of clean water. We use water to drink and stay healthy, produce energy, grow food, advance the economy, and engage in recreation. On a more basic level, water is vital to maintaining the healthy ecosystems that support our lives. But the amount of water available to support people, the economy, and the environment is finite. As our need for water continues to grow, available supplies will be increasingly strained, risking the depletion of our shared natural resources and raising the potential for conAict. Three years ago, Congress passed the SECURE Water Act of 2009, directing the United States Department of the Interior to develop a sustainable water management policy. In 2010, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar established WaterSMART, combining existing programs with new initiatives to create a broad framework for wisely managing the Nations water supplies. Through these programs, Interior is actively working with Tribal, State, regional, and local water managers to address a range of urgent issues associated with water scarcity.
Keywords Clean water
Drinking water
Sustainable water
Water availability
Water conservation
Water management
Water reuse


 
Source Agency Bureau of Reclamation
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
43F - Environment
68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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