A twenty first century us water policyprovides the first independent assessment of water issues and water management in the united states in many decades addressing emerging and persistent water challenges from the perspectives of science public policy environmental justice economics and lawwith case studies and first person accounts of what helps and hinders good water management the . At a time when many countries are adopting new national approaches to water management the united states still has no cohesive federal policy and water related authorities are dispersed across more than 30 agencies here at last is a vision for what we as a nation need to do to manage our most vital resource a twenty first century us . The pacific institute institute a respected non profit research organization focused on natural resource policy celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary in 2012 coinciding with that celebration the institutes director peter gleick and senior research associate juliet christian smith published a twenty first century us water policy. Pdf as is becoming clearer and clearer pressures on water resources in the united states are growing with no foreseeable end in sight yet these pressures are not due to a national water scarcity. Back to a twenty first century us water policy new at a time when many countries are adopting new national approaches to water management the united states still has no cohesive federal policy and the nations water related authorities are dispersed among more than 30 agencies
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