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Watershed protection: Capturing the benefits of nature's water supply services
Healthy watersheds provide valuable services to society, including the supply and purification of fresh water. Because these natural ecosystem services lie outside the traditional domain ofExpand
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Institutional incentives for managing the landscape: Inducing cooperation for the production of ecosystem services
Abstract Agricultural landscapes hold tremendous potential for producing a diverse stream of ecosystem services. Yet, because the spatial configuration of particular ecosystems is critical to theExpand
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The nature and causes of the global water crisis: Syndromes from a meta-analysis of coupled human-water studies
Freshwater scarcity has been cited as the major crisis of the 21st century, but it is surprisingly hard to describe the nature of the global water crisis. We conducted a meta- analysis of 22 coupledExpand
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Taking stock of the regional fishery management councils
Over a third of the nation's fish stocks currently are overfished. These stocks historically supported some of America's most important fisheries: cod, salmon, rockfish, tuna, and red snapper, toExpand
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Tragically Difficult: The Obstacles to Governing the Commons
Garrett Hardin's famous article, "The Tragedy of the Commons," recognized the overuse that occurs when resources are freely available to everyone in common. This essay examines why it has oftenExpand
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Assessment of human–natural system characteristics influencing global freshwater supply vulnerability
Global freshwater vulnerability is a product of environmental and human dimensions, however, it is rarely assessed as such. Our approach identifies freshwater vulnerability using four broadExpand
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The Path to Water Innovation
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Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive treatment of environmental law. Written to be read rather than used as a reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptualExpand
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