Ground Water Quality and Agricultural Practices

Ground Water Quality and Agricultural Practices

Author: Deborah Fairchild

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0873710363

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 276

This outstanding reference book deals with effects of various agricultural practices on ground water quality and usage; and ground water management strategies for protection of ground water affected by agriculture.

Ground Water Quality and Agricultural Practices

Ground Water Quality and Agricultural Practices

Author: Deborah Fairchild

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000114638

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 195

This outstanding reference book deals with effects of various agricultural practices on ground water quality and usage; and ground water management strategies for protection of ground water affected by agriculture.

Soil and Water Quality

Soil and Water Quality

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309049337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 541

View: 686

How can the United States meet demands for agricultural production while solving the broader range of environmental problems attributed to farming practices? National policymakers who try to answer this question confront difficult trade-offs. This book offers four specific strategies that can serve as the basis for a national policy to protect soil and water quality while maintaining U.S. agricultural productivity and competitiveness. Timely and comprehensive, the volume has important implications for the Clean Air Act and the 1995 farm bill. Advocating a systems approach, the committee recommends specific farm practices and new approaches to prevention of soil degradation and water pollution for environmental agencies. The volume details methods of evaluating soil management systems and offers a wealth of information on improved management of nitrogen, phosphorus, manure, pesticides, sediments, salt, and trace elements. Landscape analysis of nonpoint source pollution is also detailed. Drawing together research findings, survey results, and case examples, the volume will be of interest to federal, state, and local policymakers; state and local environmental and agricultural officials and other environmental and agricultural specialists; scientists involved in soil and water issues; researchers; and agricultural producers.

Governance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture

Governance of Water-Related Conflicts in Agriculture

Author: F.M. Brouwer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401701013

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 594

This book deals with voluntary approaches between farmers and water suppliers as an instrument to meet environmental standards, impacted by agricultural activities, more economically efficient and environmentally effective than by exclusive application of alternative instruments including command-and-control approaches. The book is based largely on the results of the research project 'Co-operative Agreements in Agriculture as an Instrument to Improve the Economic Efficiency and Economic Effectiveness of the European Water Policy', which was supplemented for specific issues by key experts. The research was partly funded by the European Commission under the Specific RTD Programme in the Field of Environment and Climate (Contract No. ENV4-CT98-0782) and partly by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries in the Netherlands, the Environment Agency in England and Wales, the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and the Government of the German Bundesland North Rhine Westphalia. Additional funds for preparing the book were obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries in the Netherlands. The financial and technical support received from the different organisations is gratefully acknowledged. The editors appreciate very much the efforts the authors have made in preparing their contributions for the book and for the secretarial assistance provided by Mrs. Tessa van Dongen from LEI who took responsibility for guiding the publication process and preparing the chapters of the book. We also appreciate the support given by Mrs. Henny Hoogervorst and Mrs. Gloria Verhey (Kluwer Academic Publishers).

Agricultural Perspectives on Water Resource Managment in the Americas

Agricultural Perspectives on Water Resource Managment in the Americas

Author: Joe Makuch

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788121642

Category:

Page: 64

View: 334

Contains 224 citations on the topic of water resource management in the U.S., Canada, Central & South America. Includes articles on rural perspectives, water pollution, water quality, etc. Most citations contain abstracts. Author & subject index.

Water Quality and Agriculture

Water Quality and Agriculture

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 9781780401324

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 841

This report on Water Quality and Agriculture examines the linkages between agriculture and water quality. It discusses the overall trends and outlook for agriculture and water quality in OECD countries; describes recent actions by policy makers to address water quality issues in agriculture; and provides a set of recommendations for countries to meet the challenge of improving agricultural water quality.