PDF Books | Download and Read Online Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act | ePub Books

Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act

Download and Read online books Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act PDF, TXT, ePub, PDB, RTF, FB2 & Audio Books files for your device. So, you can read the books in any times.

Download E-Books [PDF] Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act Books Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act or READ ONLINE ePUB books

Download Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act
Title:Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act.pdf | ePub | Kindle books
Author:
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
Date release:
Size:5.49 MiB
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.
  • Download Fear No Evil ePub | pdf books
  • Download Never ePub | pdf books
  • Download Leviathan Falls ePub | pdf books
  • Download The Anomaly ePub | pdf books
  • Download The Love Hypothesis ePub | pdf books