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CMDS333 Wicked Problem 2019: Wicked Problem 2017: Clean Water


The Wicked Problem topic for 2017 was Clean Water supply.

Books from the Library Collection

   Contemporary World Issues: The
   Global Water Crisis: A Reference
by Newton, David.

    This is an ebook available for
    online reading.  Click here.



There are many results on the topic of World Water Supply. 

Clicking the link above will provide a dynamic list of results available via the Library.



  As you can imagine, there are a large number on online resources about the topic of
  a clean water supply across the world.

 Google Scholar will provide a large number of scholarly and academic resources.  If
 you find articles in Google Scholar that are not freely available in full-text, check the
 RIT Library's A-Z Journal List.  If the Library does not have the full-text, you can
 request that the Library obtain it for you. 



Image from How Stuff Works, "How Water Works"

Below are select links to resources to aid in your research.

The Clean Water Act - US Environmental Protection Agency

History of the Clean Water Act - Laws and Regulations

Summary of the Clean Water Act

Killing the Colorado

National Resource Defense Council

National Geographic:  Freshwater Crisis

The Nature Conservancy: Water - Protecting Clean Water for People and Nature

PBS NewsHour: Is the world's fresh water supply running out?

UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, 2016

UN World Water Development Report, Water for a Sustainable World, 2015

UN World Water Development Report, Water and Energy,  2014

Water Supply, The World Bank

Water for the World - water facts











Recommended Databases

Detroit, MI Water Crisis

The Detroit, Michigan water system has been in the news recently with the findings of lead in the local water supply.  There are many articles freely available online on this topic as well as from the library's subscription resources.  Take a look!

Water Crisis

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