Water and Health in Kansas

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Oct 20, 2006


Anthony Wellever,

Susan W. Kannarr, J.D.


Essential to the life of plants and animals, water is also basic to the economy, spiritual well-being, recreation, and health of Kansans. How to allocate limited quantities of fresh, clean water across uses, across the current population, and across generations is the heart of water policy. This paper begins with a discussion of the sources and uses of water and then outlines the major water policy issues, including quantity, quality, and security.

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