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Renewable Natural Resources Journal

The new issue of the Renewable Resources Journal has several interesting articles. Here is a synopsis:

“How Development of America's Water Infrastructure Has Lurched Through History”

“America's water infrastructure is aging, and utilities have a chronic funding shortage for repairs. This shortfall is so severe that the American Society of Civil Engineers has rated the drinking water infrastructure of the United States a D-minus or D for over a decade. Reluctance to invest preemptively in infrastructure means that too often, water systems are allowed to deteriorate until they almost fail, and repair only happens once the public decides the status quo is unacceptable.”

“David Sedlak is the Malozemoff professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley; co-director of the Berkeley Water Center; and author of Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource. In this article, he describes the troubled history of America's water infrastructure, and the challenges that it will face in the future.”

Other articles of note in this issue are:

“Youth Mobilization to Stop Climate Change: Narratives and Impact”

“Vertebrates on the Brink as Indicators of Biological Annihilation and the Sixth Mass Extinction”

“Lessons Learned from U.S. Cities' Climate Adaptation Implementation Methods”

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