Quenching Urban Thirst: Cities and Their Effects on Freshwater Ecosystems

Fitzhugh, Tom
August 2007
Journal: American Water Works Association;Aug2007, Vol. 99 Issue 8, p16
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the management of water resources in the United States. The author posed that the management of water resources is emerging as one of humanity's greatest concern. The increase of population, particularly in the urban areas, can have serious implications on human welfare and the world's freshwater systems. To show this ecological degradation, the urban water supplies of five cities in the United States were assessed. These cities include Los Angeles in California, Phoenix in Arizona, New York City in New York, San Antonio in Texas, and Atlanta in Georgia.


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