The Resource Mississippi river water quality and the Clean Water Act : progress, challenges, and opportunities, Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Mississippi river water quality and the Clean Water Act : progress, challenges, and opportunities, Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Mississippi river water quality and the Clean Water Act : progress, challenges, and opportunities
Title
Mississippi river water quality and the Clean Water Act
Title remainder
progress, challenges, and opportunities
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Mississippi River is, in many ways, the nation's best known and most important river system. Mississippi River water quality is of paramount importance for sustaining the many uses of the river including drinking water, recreational and commercial activities, and support for the river's ecosystems and the environmental goods and services they provide. The Clean Water Act, passed by Congress in 1972, is the cornerstone of surface water quality protection in the United States, employing regulatory and nonregulatory measures designed to reduce direct pollutant discharges into waterways. The Clean Water Act has reduced much pollution in the Mississippi River from "point sources" such as industries and water treatment plants, but problems stemming from urban runoff, agriculture, and other "non-point sources" have proven more difficult to address. This book concludes that too little coordination among the 10 states along the river has left the Mississippi River an "orphan" from a water quality monitoring and assessment perspective. Stronger leadership from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is needed to address these problems. Specifically, the EPA should establish a water quality data-sharing system for the length of the river, and work with the states to establish and achieve water quality standards. The Mississippi River corridor states also should be more proactive and cooperative in their water quality programs. For this effort, the EPA and the Mississippi River states should draw upon the lengthy experience of federal-interstate cooperation in managing water quality in the Chesapeake Bay."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.7394209776
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD223.4
LC item number
.N38 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Mississippi river water quality and the Clean Water Act : progress, challenges, and opportunities, Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-226)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""FrontMatter""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Summary""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Characteristics of the Mississippi River System""; ""3 The Clean Water Act""; ""4 Implementing the Clean Water Act Along the Mississippi River""; ""5 Evaluating Mississippi River Water Quality""; ""6 Agricultural Practices and Mississippi River Water Quality""; ""7 Collaboration for Water Quality Improvement Along the Mississippi River Corridor""; ""References""; ""Appendixes""; ""Appendix A: Guest Speakers at Committee Meetings""; ""Appendix B: Acronyms""
Control code
ocn213330618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309114103
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36005599
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213330618
  • pebcs0309114101

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