Urbanization and Water Resources: Policy Implementation in an Era of Austerity

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This chapter builds on preceding ones by exploring the implications of urbanization for water resources policy and management. It presents a broad conceptual framework for thinking about the evolution of environmental and water resources policy; describes historical and projected patterns of urbanization in Minnesota; examines the effects of urbanization on hydrologic systems and strategies for mitigation; looks at demand for water, focusing on metropolitan areas; explores financial challenges in achieving urban water policy objectives; and outlines challenges to and strategies for implementation of sustainable urban water policy that complements the five core principles introduced in earlier chapters: interconnectedness, informed decisionmaking, precaution, transparency, and accountability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Policy in Minnesota
Subtitle of host publicationIssues, Incentives, and Action
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781134004508
ISBN (Print)9781617260865
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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