Water is the source of life, the sustenance for living, the resource needed for mfg., mining, ag.; the element required to grow our lawns, to water our landscaping, to shower us with refreshment; it is the place where we play; it provides the snow for our winter recreation, and it provides the habitat for our wildlife. Water in Amer. society is more than a physical entity; its symbolic values and non-instrumental uses are growing in significance. This book is about the issues associated with these symbolic values and uses of water: the challenges they present -- in our language, in our allocation mechanisms, in our commun. -- the conflicts raised; and the potential for resolving the difficult, contentious and complex issues concerning the use of water for various purposes.... for its nonutilitarian uses, meanings, and merits, we would expect the limitations of technical analysis, used alone, ... in our knowledge about water and societal uses and appreciation for it are a function of limited disciplined inquiry in theseanbsp;...
|Title||:||Water and People|
|Author||:||Stephen F. McCool|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-05|