Editor's note: This briefing covers national issues but is of particular interest to media outlets in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Competition for water is becoming more intense as the nation's population continues to grow, increasing the demands for water use in agriculture and power production.
Water quality impaired by human activities constrains water use. Perhaps less understood is that water use can degrade water quality by releasing naturally occurring contaminants, like salts, uranium and radium, into streams and aquifers, thereby constraining water availability.
Thursday, March 20
Room HC 5 United States Capitol Building
David Anning, NAWQA scientist, USGS
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