- California Public Utilities Commission's Policy & Planning Division has released a white paper [pdf] that looks at the potential of imposing a "public goods charge" on groundwater withdrawals in order to achieve conservation and efficiency goals. You can comment on the report HERE. There are just 2 comments so far -- and this paper was written in seven months ago!
- "The core concept of the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater System Project is that sustainable management of groundwater is feasible only if users understand its occurrence, cycle, and limited availability." Read more here -- also with a link to a 2010 World Bank report on sustainable g/w use in India.
- An entire website devoted to Sustainable Water Resources. On a similar note, this page is devoted to sustainable water use in Minnesota (lots of money being spent to maintain the Great Lakes).
- "This dissertation [pdf] analyzes whether households in India’s semi-arid regions are likely to voluntarily cooperate in the maintenance of soil and water conservation (SWC) investments." It depends, of course, but the author uses surveys, trust experiments and data to conclude that "trust is higher in homogeneous communities and that it is a significant determinant of the household’s willingness to contribute to SWC maintenance..." There's lots more, so dig in.
- An excellent report on the opportunity cost of water used for electricity generation in the Western US. Uses water prices and environmental impacts.
- Water Markets of the United States and the World [pdf] -- a huge (428pp) report with lots of data on 12 states and 26 countries, worldwide.
- A long lost of papers and books (some old, some new) prepared for the water law symposium.
- Sixteen journals on water -- from climate to engineering to policy.
- Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Assessing and Reducing Risks [pdf] (National Academies)