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Clean Water Rule Comment Compendium

Description: A report by the Environmental Protection Agency in which the organization answers questions pertaining to the Clean Water Rule with a specific focus on implementation issues.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of a Water Conservation Education Program on Water Use in Single-family Homes in Dallas, Texas

Description: The City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative (EEI) is a hands-on, inquiry-based, K-12 water conservation education program that teaches students concepts about water and specific water conservation behaviors. Few descriptions and evaluations, especially quantitative in nature, of water conservation education programs have previously been conducted in the literature. This research measured the quantitative effects and impacts of the education program on water use in single-family homes in Dallas, Texas. A total of 2,122 students in 104 classrooms at three schools in the Dallas Independent School District received hands-on, inquiry-based water conservation education lessons and the average monthly water use (in gallons) in single-family homes was analyzed to measure whether or not there was a change in water use. The results showed that over a period of one calendar year the water use in the single-family homes within each school zone and throughout the entire research area in this study experienced a statistically significant decrease in water use of approximately 501 gallons per home per month (independent, t-test, p>0.001). Data from this research suggests that EEI is playing a role in decreasing the amount of water used for residential purposes. Additionally, this research demonstrates the use of a quantitative tool by which a water conservation education program’s effect on behavior change can be measured. This research shows great promise for reducing use and increasing the conservation of our world’s most precious resource.
Date: December 2014
Creator: Serna, Victoria Faubion
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Urban WaterConservation

Description: This report documents a project undertaken for theCalifornia Urban Water Conservation Council (the Council) to create a newmethod of accounting for the diverse environmental benefits of raw watersavings. The environmental benefits (EB) model was designed to providewater utilities with a practical tool that they can use to assign amonetary value to the benefits that may accrue from implementing any ofthe Council-recommended Best Management Practices. The model treats onlyenvironmental services associated directly with water, and is intended tocover miscellaneous impacts that are not currently accounted for in anyother cost-benefit analysis.
Date: May 1, 2007
Creator: Coughlin, Katie M.; Bolduc, Chris A.; Chan, Peter T.; Dunham-Whitehead, C. & Van Buskirk, R.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Estimates of the long-term U.S. economic impacts of global climate change-induced drought.

Description: While climate-change models have done a reasonable job of forecasting changes in global climate conditions over the past decades, recent data indicate that actual climate change may be much more severe. To better understand some of the potential economic impacts of these severe climate changes, Sandia economists estimated the impacts to the U.S. economy of climate change-induced impacts to U.S. precipitation over the 2010 to 2050 time period. The economists developed an impact methodology that converts changes in precipitation and water availability to changes in economic activity, and conducted simulations of economic impacts using a large-scale macroeconomic model of the U.S. economy.
Date: January 1, 2010
Creator: Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Loose, Verne W.; Warren, Drake E. & Vargas, Vanessa N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Water conserve]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: March 16, 1981, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 35 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Underwater with a Hand Lens in the Rivers of Cape Horn, Chile; Ecology, Biocultural Conservation and Education at the Top of the World (55°S) or Zen and communicating aquatic ecology at the Top of the World (55°S)

Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Water Conservation. In this presentation, the author discusses the rivers of Cape Horn, Chile and biocultural conservation and education.
Date: April 22, 2013
Creator: Kennedy, James H.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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TCEQ_Groundwater Conservation Districts

Description: A paper that serves as a management and planning tool to support the statewide groundwater programs conducted by Texas state agencies.
Date: December 4, 2015
Creator: United States. Texas Commission on Environmental Policy.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Clean Water Rule Comment Compendium

Description: A report by the Environmental Protection Agency in which the organization answers questions pertaining to the Clean Water Rule with a specific focus on process concerns and administrative requirements.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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WaterSense Program: Methodology for National Water Savings Analysis Model Indoor Residential Water Use

Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) influences the market for plumbing fixtures and fittings by encouraging consumers to purchase products that carry the WaterSense label, which certifies those products as performing at low flow rates compared to unlabeled fixtures and fittings. As consumers decide to purchase water-efficient products, water consumption will decline nationwide. Decreased water consumption should prolong the operating life of water and wastewater treatment facilities.This report describes the method used to calculate national water savings attributable to EPA?s WaterSense program. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet model, the National Water Savings (NWS) analysis model, accompanies this methodology report. Version 1.0 of the NWS model evaluates indoor residential water consumption. Two additional documents, a Users? Guide to the spreadsheet model and an Impacts Report, accompany the NWS model and this methodology document. Altogether, these four documents represent Phase One of this project. The Users? Guide leads policy makers through the spreadsheet options available for projecting the water savings that result from various policy scenarios. The Impacts Report shows national water savings that will result from differing degrees of market saturation of high-efficiency water-using products.This detailed methodology report describes the NWS analysis model, which examines the effects of WaterSense by tracking the shipments of products that WaterSense has designated as water-efficient. The model estimates market penetration of products that carry the WaterSense label. Market penetration is calculated for both existing and new construction. The NWS model estimates savings based on an accounting analysis of water-using products and of building stock. Estimates of future national water savings will help policy makers further direct the focus of WaterSense and calculate stakeholder impacts from the program.Calculating the total gallons of water the WaterSense program saves nationwide involves integrating two components, or modules, of the NWS model. Module 1 calculates the baseline national water consumption of …
Date: February 28, 2008
Creator: Whitehead, Camilla Dunham; McNeil, Michael; Dunham_Whitehead, Camilla; Letschert, Virginie & della_Cava, Mirka
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Soil and Water Conservation: An Overview

Description: Soil and water conservation topics are prominent in discussions of policy options for the next farm bill, which the 110th Congress is considering. Major conservation topics include where to set overall funding levels and levels for each program; what should be the priorities for the conservation effort; and deciding whether any existing programs or activities should be modified or eliminated and whether new programs or activities should be added to the effort. Addressing these topics often pits supporters of commodity programs and the traditional farm program benefits against those who would like to see an expanded conservation effort.
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Soil and Water Conservation: An Overview

Description: This report offers the most recent development regarding the soil and water conservation topics and current major conservation activities. The House completed action on its version of the farm bill (H.R. 2419), passing it by a vote of 231 to 191 on July 27, 2007.
Date: August 16, 2007
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Environmental Imagination River as Bridge

Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Water Conservation. In this presentation, the author discusses sustainable resource management and water conservation, including discussions on the Trinity River and water conservation in North Texas.
Date: April 22, 2013
Creator: Klaver, Irene
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Implementing Municipal Water Conservation Policy: Goals, Practices and the Case of Texas

Description: This study examines whether water conservation is actually being incorporated into municipal water management practices. The development of a conservation policy from a general goal declaration to specific programmatic practices is reviewed for a Texas state water agency, the Texas Water Development Board. From January 1986 through September 1989, 102 political units in Texas applied to the Board for water-related loan funds and thus were required to implement municipal water conservation plans. Two aspects of this conversation policy are assessed: one, the Board's procedural arrangements for the development and review of water conservation plans, and two, the conservation plans of each political unit. It is concluded that Texas state water managers, and local manager also, have yet to incorporate conservation as a significant planning tool for the achievement of water management goals.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Sokulsky, Kariann Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Soil and Water Conservation: An Overview

Description: The report offers the most recent development regarding the soil and water conservation topics and current major conservation activities. The report discusses the farm bill, which the 110th Congress is considering. The House passed its version of the farm bill on July 27, 2007 (H.R. 2419) by a vote of 231 to 191. Numerous options for conservation provisions were offered as the legislation moved through the House, but the conservation title was passed largely as reported by the Agriculture Committee and modified by a chairman's mark.
Date: January 2, 2008
Creator: Zinn, Jeffrey A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Soil and Water Conservation: An Overview

Description: This report offers the most recent development regarding the soil and water conservation topics and current major conservation activities. The report addresses these conservation topics; what should be the priorities for the conservation effort; and deciding whether any existing programs or activities should be modified or eliminated and whether new programs or activities should be added to the effort.
Date: May 6, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock & Johnson, Renée
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recommendations for Independent Science Review

Description: A document pertaining to water resource development projects in the United States. These projects are complex and the Corps of Engineers must balance local and national goals with a limited budget used to manage river and coastal systems.
Date: May 13, 2004
Creator: Environmental Advisory Board
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Clean Water Rule Comment Compendium

Description: A report by the Environmental Protection Agency in which the organization answers questions pertaining to the Clean Water Rule with a specific focus on features and water jurisdiction.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Waters of the US Rule Comment Compendium

Description: A report by the Environmental Protection Agency in which the organization answers questions pertaining to the Clean Water Rule with a specific focus on non-technical comments.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Clean Water Rule Comment Compendium

Description: A report by the Environmental Protection Agency in which the organization answers questions pertaining to the Clean Water Rule with a specific focus on scientific evidence supporting the rule.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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