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Winter Issue of The Bridge on Sustainable Water Resources
December 15, 2011 Volume 41 Issue 4
Articles In This Issue
  • Thursday, January 12, 2012
    AuthorGerald E. Galloway Jr.

    The United States has no national policies or institutions in place to deal with the major water challenges that lie ahead.

    U.S. scientists chartered by Congress through the National Academies have affirmed that climate change is occurring, identified its potential impacts, and concluded that it ...

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    AuthorRutherford H. Platt

    The New York City and Metropolitan Boston Experience1

    New York City and metropolitan Boston have been pioneers in protecting their source waters through effective watershed management.

    In the mid-19th century, New York City (only Manhattan Island at the time) and Boston, Massachusetts, faced ...

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    AuthorDavid A. Dzombak

    The Chesapeake Bay and Northern Gulf of Mexico

    Hypoxic conditions in the Chesapeake Bay and northern Gulf of Mexico are examples of the challenges posed by large-scale nonpoint discharges of nutrients.

    Nutrient contamination of surface waters, especially from nitrogen and phosphorus, has long ...

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    AuthorJeffrey Jacobs

    Studies of Colorado River flows have called into question traditional assumptions about long-term mean flows and availability. 

    The hydrologic limits of U.S. water supply systems, conflicts over shared water resources, and drought-induced water shortages are increasingly prominent topics of ...

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Editor’s Note


    With the publication of this issue, NAE welcomes Dr. Ronald M. Latanision as the new editor-in-chief of The Bridge. Dr. Latanision replaces former editor-in-chief and NAE Foreign Secretary George Bugliarello, who passed away in February 2011.

    Dr. Latanision is ...

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    AuthorStephen D. Parker

    Editor’s Note

    Global challenges related to water, a precious and limited resource, will become increasingly difficult over the coming decades. These challenges encompass: providing adequate amounts of clean water; controlling polluted runoff and groundwater; maintaining healthy ...