Science and Technology to Support Fresh Water Availability in the United States
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
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The last time National water availability and use was comprehensively assessed was 25 years ago. Previous studies were undertaken in response to a Presidential Water Resources Policy Commission and requests from Congress. At the time, water availability and use evaluations focused on how much water was available for human activity and estimation of how much water was used by various human activities urban, industrial, and agricultural. Today, the water requirements of the natural environment, as well as for future economic development of tribes and the general public, are factors that also need to be considered. Further we recognize that climate variability is an important consideration in determining water availability now and in the future.
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