Trends in America: Issue Brief Series - Water Quality in the States
Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher(s): Council of State Governments
Author(s): Gabriel Swain
Keywords: water; water policy; water quality; pollution
Coverage: United States
As state populations grow and water contaminants increase, state governments will be faced with increasing water quality issues. Because the federal government has not made water quality a top priority, responsibility lies with state and local governments to work together to improve the quality of America’s water. And increased use of interstate compacts, credit trading and agricultural environmental management programs could provide states with some powerful tools to address water quality.