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Thirst for Growth: Water Agencies as Hidden Government in California
by Robert Gottlieb and Margaret FitzSimmons
University of Arizona Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-8165-1418-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8165-1134-1
Library of Congress Classification HD1694.C2G68 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.91212097949

An overview of the key issues of public accountability and water policy innovation that confront urban and agricultural water agencies throughout the country--notably in California where the prospects for future water development have become especially problematic. Focusing on six agencies in the Southern California region, they offer a series of case studies analyzing the issues of water quality, including groundwater contamination and disinfection by-products; reallocation and transfer of existing supplies; and management programs based on pricing changes, the conjunctive use of surface and groundwater supplies, and increased storage capacity aimed at greater efficiencies in stretching those existing supplies.
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