Researchers Assessing Water Policy Effectiveness, Climate Change – Jain

Water, sometimes plentiful, other times scarce, is a vital resource to humans and the environment, but finding a balance that keeps the needs of both fulfilled is complicated, especially when combined with climate change concerns.

A University of Maine research team studying how shifting climate conditions are affecting water supplies in Maine also is looking at corresponding water allocation policies. Improper water allocation policies can result not only in an inability to supply water reliably, but also can have an adverse impact on the ecosystem and the economy of an area.


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