Drinking Water: A Critical Resource
The National Academies’ Division of Earth and Life Studies has compiled a free booklet “Drinking Water: Understanding the Science and Policy Behind a Critical Resource,” designed to give the public a comprehensive introduction to drinking water issues. It details the range of activities (from research to achievement of policy outcomes) necessary to protect the safety and reliability of the Nation’s potable water.
The booklet draws from the findings and recommendations of some of the National Research Council’s expert, consensus reports on topics related to drinking water science, safety, and management.
Copies of the booklet are available for free and may be ordered online.