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Drawing Louisiana's New Map: Addressing Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

During the past 50 years, coastal Louisiana has suffered catastrophic land loss due to both natural and human causes. This loss has increased storm vulnerability and amplified risks to lives, property, and economies--a fact underscored by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. ...

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Water Resources Planning for the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed its feasibility study for the Upper Mississippi River-Ilinois Waterway, which was one of the agency's longest and most complicated studies in its history. The first two reports from this WSTB committee reviewed ...

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Valuing Ecosystem Services: Toward Better Environmental Decision-Making

Nutrient recycling, habitat for plants and animals, flood control, and water supply are among the many beneficial services provided by aquatic ecosystems. In making decisions about human activities, such as draining a wetland for a housing development, it is ...

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Water Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling: Proceedings of an Iranian-American Workshop

In December 2002, a group of specialists on water resources from the United States and Iran met in Tunis, Tunisia, for an interacademy workshop on water resources management, conservation, and recycling. This was the fourth interacademy workshop on a variety ...

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Analytical Methods and Approaches for Water Resources Project Planning

Analytical Methods and Approaches for Water Resources Project Planningis part of a larger study that was conducted in response to a request from the U.S. Congress in the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 for the National Academy of Sciences ...

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Assessing the National Streamflow Information Program

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Future Challenges for the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Program

The committee assesses the USGS's responses to a 1996 program review, evaluates the minerals information team, and examines how the program's mission and vision might evolve to meet the nation's future needs over the next decade. ...

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The Missouri River Ecosystem:Exploring the Prospects for Recovery

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Marine Protected Areas: Tools for Sustaining Ocean Ecosystem

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Clean Coastal Waters: Understanding and Reducing the Effects of Nutrient Pollution

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