Connecting the Drops: A Citizens' Guide to Protecting Water Resources

Connecting the Drops A Citizens Guide to Protecting Water Resources The need for improved water resource protection beginning with grassroots action is urgent The water we use depends on networks of wetlands streams and watersheds Land use activities however are

  • Title: Connecting the Drops: A Citizens' Guide to Protecting Water Resources
  • Author: Karen Schneller-McDonald
  • ISBN: 9781501700286
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • The need for improved water resource protection, beginning with grassroots action, is urgent The water we use depends on networks of wetlands, streams, and watersheds Land use activities, however, are changing these natural systems Often these changes result in ecological damage, flooding, water pollution, and reduced water supply We need a healthy environment that susThe need for improved water resource protection, beginning with grassroots action, is urgent The water we use depends on networks of wetlands, streams, and watersheds Land use activities, however, are changing these natural systems Often these changes result in ecological damage, flooding, water pollution, and reduced water supply We need a healthy environment that sustains our personal and community health we also need vibrant and sustainable economic development that does not destroy the benefits we derive from nature Our ability to accomplish both depends on how well we can connect the drops In this book, Karen Schneller McDonald presents the basics of water resource protection ecology and watershed science techniques for evaluating environmental impacts obstacles to protection and how to overcome them and tips for protection strategies that maximize chances for success Schneller McDonald makes clear the important connections among natural cycles, watersheds, and ecosystems the benefits they provide and how specific development activities affect water quality and supply.The methods described in Connecting the Drops have broad application in diverse geographic locations The environmental details may differ, but the methods are the same For water resource managers and concerned citizens alike, Connecting the Drops helps readers interpret scientific information and contextualize news media reports and industry ads ultimately offering how to guidance for developing resource protection strategies.

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    2 thoughts on “Connecting the Drops: A Citizens' Guide to Protecting Water Resources

    1. Karen Schneller-McDonald Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Connecting the Drops: A Citizens' Guide to Protecting Water Resources book, this is one of the most wanted Karen Schneller-McDonald author readers around the world.

    2. I find this book an excellent guide to the identification and protection of water resources and natural environments. While the location is America the lessons can be adapted for anywhere and we can find websites equivalent to FEMA and USGS once we know what to look for, in other lands.I really like that the author early tells us that this book will help the reader to protect water resources. In other words, the reader is not being lectured to but aided and enlisted in this vital task. If you do [...]

    3. I'm not sure what I expected this book to be, but it wasn't what I expected. The author is clearly an ecologist who has been in the business of protecting water resources, especially wetlands, in the face of development for a long time. As far as I can tell, this is a technical manual on how to do what she does for citizen amateurs. The first part of the book is about what wetlands do and how to evaluate one. She imagines you're going out to a wetland and mapping its area of influence, its buffe [...]

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