Water Resources and Sustainability: A Guide to this Issue

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Water Resources Update

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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.

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