Water Resources and Sustainability: A Guide to this Issue
Contribution to Book
Water Resources Update
This issue of Water Resources Update includes a variety of papers about water resources sustainability in the United States. Though terms like “sustainability” come and go over the years, they have a foundation in truth. Wary of making a claim on the philosopher’s stone, we have opted to approach the problem of “sustainability” in the spirit of research. To do so, we have provided a number of views that have elements that agree and disagree with one another. We hope that we can facilitate a dialogue that will lead to a consensus on how the broad concepts of sustainability apply to the essentially pragmatic problems of water resources management.
Smith, E.T., and C.L. Lant, 2004. Water Resources and Sustainability: A Guide to this Issue, Water Resources Update 127: 1-5.