New book keeps the well from running dry
A growing number of local officials are taking a broader view of their water supplies and considering the long-term effects of their decisions. “Total Water Management: Practices for a Sustainable Future,” a new book from the American Water Works Association, covers the trend, explaining its goals and principles, and offering tools to balance needs of water management and the environment. The book also covers the political and legal forces that shape the water industry. The 300-page book is written for water managers, planners, and watershed users and is available for $149 from www.awwa.org/bookstore.