Go to WEFTEC Sustainable Water Resources Papers in the left hand column to find this sub-page.
Over a period of years, papers were prepared for the annual technical conferences of the Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC). Although some of these papers were given in the past, the ideas in them remain relevant to the problem of how to define and evaluate sustainable water resources. Now these papers are available free of charge courtesy of the Water Environment Federation. Following is a summary of the topics covered in the papers, which form a set of evolving concepts from beginning to end:
Selecting water resources indicators from available data bases.
Scale issues and the geography of indicators. State, regional, and local indicators.
Report of the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable on national indicators.
Public policy issues as driving forces for indicator selection.
Sustainability of marine fisheries resources.
Sustainability indicators and biofuels production.
Rating watershed sustainability with examples from New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Hydraulic fracturing in the context of sustainable water management.