STRATEGIES TO CONTROL NONPOINT SOURCE WATER POLLUTION

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Journal Article

ABSTRACT: Strategies for controlling nonpoint sources of water pollution are discussed in terms of three representative states and eighteen regional agencies. The programs in Virginia, New York, and Wisconsin are seen to exhibit control options which range from voluntary action to strict regulation. Four conclusions are drawn from the analysis. First, nonpoint sources of pollution are a major component of the overall water pollution problem in the three states. Second, technical controls are generally available to solve the problems. Third, existing controls programs are not necessarily technologically sound or cost effective. Finally, existing control programs are capable of instituting solutions to the problems if and only if specified actions take place within the respective states and regions in the future. Critical research needs are identified which will assist states and regions in developing cost effective programs to control nonpoint source pollution. Copyright © 1980, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Peirce, JJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 220 - 225

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1752-1688

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1093-474X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1980.tb02382.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus