Water Scarcity

  PREFACE
  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 expand sectionINTRODUCTION—  NO SIMPLE SOLUTIONS

 collapse sectionPART I—  WATER AVAILABILITY FOR AGRICULTURE IN THE SEMIARID WEST
 expand sectionChapter 1—  Physical Limitations of Water Resources
 expand sectionChapter 2—  Legal-Institutional Limitations on Water Use
 expand sectionChapter 3—  Competition for Water

 collapse sectionPART II—  ALTERNATIVES FOR SATISFYING AGRICULTURAL WATER DEMANDS
 expand sectionChapter 4—  Developing New Water Supplies
 expand sectionChapter 5—  Increasing Efficiency of Nonagricultural Water Use
 expand sectionChapter 6—  Coping with Salinity
 expand sectionChapter 7—  Improving Crop Management
 expand sectionChapter 8—  Improving Land and Water Use Practices
 expand sectionChapter 9—  Improving Irrigation Systems

 collapse sectionPART III—  IMPACTS OF LESS WATER FOR IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE
 expand sectionChapter 10—  Local and Regional Economic Impacts
 expand sectionChapter 11—  National and International Commodity Price Impacts
 expand sectionChapter 12—  Impacts upon Business Communities
 expand sectionChapter 13—  Social Impacts on Rural Communities
 expand sectionChapter 14—  Social Impacts upon Urban Communities
 expand sectionChapter 15—  Environmental Impacts

 collapse sectionPART IV—  STRATEGIES FOR MAINTAINING AGRICULTURAL VIABILITY WITH LIMITED WATER SUPPLIES
 expand sectionChapter 16—  What Farmers Can Do for Themselves
 expand sectionChapter 17—  What Financial and Business Interests Can Do
 expand sectionChapter 18—  Water Rights and Market Transfers
 expand sectionChapter 19—  One State's Strategy for Putting Water to Beneficial Use
 expand sectionChapter 20—  Federal Water Policies and Irrigated Agriculture

 collapse sectionPART V—  SUMMARY
 expand sectionChapter 21—  Problems, Findings, and Issues

 expand sectionNotes
  CONTRIBUTORS
 expand sectionINDEX

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