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dc.contributor.advisorNieto-Gomez, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorWendt, Timothy J.
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:44Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:44Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41456
dc.description.abstractThe Mississippi River watershed is currently managed as six separate basins including the Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Arkansas, and Upper and Lower Mississippi Rivers. This research pulls together several system components'navigation, flood control, environmental, municipal and industrial uses, and geopolitical concerns'and proposes treating the entire watershed as a system. The current problem is that actions taken in one basin often have consequences in another. This results in inefficient oversight, environmental harm, and adds to the cost of watershed management. These problems stem from the lack of a national water strategy. This thesis proposes a national water strategy and the formation of a regional planning body (RPB), with the National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan as a guide, to coordinate watershed planning. The watershed RPB would also coordinate inter-basin activities with the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico RPB's. Implementing the recommendations presented in this thesis is made difficult by the complexity of the watershed's ecosystem, the interconnectedness of the system components, the current legal framework for water rights, the myriad congressional oversight committees, numerous non-government organizations, and the many state, tribal, and local jurisdictions with a stake in the outcome.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anationalstrateg1094541456
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA national strategy is needed to prevent the coming water war: the Mississippi River watershed shows us whyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWoodbury, Glen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorAdaptive Managementen_US
dc.subject.authorComplexityen_US
dc.subject.authorFrackingen_US
dc.subject.authorHydraulic Fracturingen_US
dc.subject.authorIntegrated Water Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Planningen_US
dc.subject.authorMississippi Riveren_US
dc.subject.authorRiver Basinen_US
dc.subject.authorWateren_US
dc.subject.authorWatersheden_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Coast Guarden_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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