H2Woe : the thirst for water at the University of Connecticut, 1881-2018 / by Charles Vidich
Book | [Charles Vidich] | 2020

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209 pages ; 23 cm
"Published with financial support from the Goodwin Being Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving." -- Copyright page.
Includes bibliographical references (page 189-204).
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The biography of the Fenton River -- Legislative measures to protect water resources -- The rise of the Department of Environmental Protection -- The well on the hill - phase 1 -- The Cedar Swamp Brook Reservoir - phase 2 -- Fenton River Watershed - phase 3 -- Willimantic River Well Fields - phase 4 -- UCONN 2000 Act - phase 5 -- Sustainability challenges and the thirst for more water - phase 6 -- What does the future hold? -- Water issues and climate change -- An introduction to the chronology -- Phase 1: the well on the swamp -- Phase 2: The Cedar Swamp Brook Resevoir -- Phase 3: Fenton River Watershed -- Phase 4: Willimantic River Well Fields -- Phase 5 -- UCONN 2000 Act -- Phase 6: Sustainability challenges and the thirst for more water -- Appendix A: Key water laws of the Connecticut State Legislature: 1899-2005 -- Appendix B: Annual rainfall in Storrs, Connecticut: 1889-2017 -- Appendix C: Enrollment at the University of Connecticut: 1881-2017 -- Appendix D: Fenton River minimum recorded stream flow: 2007-16 -- Appendix E: Fenton River Well Field Map -- Appendix F: Willimantic River Well Field Map -- Appendix G: Historical costs for water and sewer utilities at UCONN: 1881-2018 -- Notes on sources -- Bibliography for the Thirst for Water at the University of Connecticut -- Legal references for the Thirst for Water at the University of Connecticut.
"H2Woe by Charles Vidich reveals in vivid and well researched detail the complexities of regulating water resource in an era of climate change and its attendant uncertainty. The example presented here is of a lightly regulated public institution in a New England town. Based on historical legislative and journalistic records (rather than on more subjective opinion), Vidich demonstrates the ongoing issues of both water quality and quantity at the local level. He lays out the steps and missteps--and the power struggles--that continue up to the present day on water regulation. Armed with a better understanding of how we arrived where we are today, we will perhaps realize our responsibility to future generations when we regulate the quality and quantity of our water resources. - Mansfield Environmental Trust, Mansfield, Connecticut" -- Back cover.
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