Securing Food Supply for Future Generations Through Groundwater Management: A Policy Analysis Approach (Report)
Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table 2009, Spring
Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table
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Introduction: Translocation of businesses and population to the Western United States are resulting in increasing municipal and industrial water demand. However, the demand for irrigation still dominates water use in the Western United States. Irrigation is the largest single water user in the United States, often reaching 90 percent of total water consumption in the western states. Limited water supplies and increasing demand are forcing the western states to initiate long-range water planning and management to ensure that adequate supplies are available in the future. Texas is no different from other western states in facing the water allocation dilemma. In particular, the Texas Panhandle personifies the problem. The Texas Panhandle is not only faced with an expanding urban/industrial sector, but the livestock industry has which been expanding at an impressive rate, further compounding the water allocation problem.
- Category: Law
- Published: Mar 22, 2009
- Publisher: Forum on Public Policy
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 28 Pages
- Language: English