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The ERMD serves as the Tribe's liaison with Federal and state agencies managing water resources. Additionally, the ERMD assists other Tribal Departments, such as Housing and Real Estate Services. Finally, the ERMD works with Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. in its development and management of Tribal natural resources.
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The integration of wastewater quality and vulnerability into the design and planning of water management strategies are needed. Numerous researchers have addressed the strategic topic of water resource management, especially for agriculture (Al-Saidi 2017; Christ and Burritt 2017; Gao et al. 2017; Liu et al. 2017; Nguyen et al. 2018; Ross 2017; Skouteris et al. 2018; Zhou et al. 2017). It is well known the agriculture accounts for more than two thirds of the global water use (Kraiem et al. 2014). This situation may induce severe water crisis and all waters even those of bad quality have to be valued and stored. Therefore, integrated water management is one of the pillars of sustainable development. In this context, the 2nd ICIEM conference aimed at exchanging relevant experiences, up-to-date scientific research, and findings carried out all over the world to protect and preserve the environment through rationalizing water resources. More than 300 participants attended this event to share new findings and discuss the potential applications of such new processes that can be turned out to viable technique for sustainable development. This thematic issue includes selected papers from the conference acting in the field of water resources. They have, undoubtedly, contributed to deepen knowledge on the current researches and achievements in the broad field of water resources. The main aspects are the following: water quality and sustainable use, integrated water resources management, assessment of groundwater vulnerability, the quantity and quality of water streams, the potential for the treatment of these waters for recycle and/or beneficial reuse and the economics of such treatment strategies and management of irrigation water and durability.
Fruitful exchange between researchers during the conference alongside the peer review process clearly showed their common concern to address the problem of water management for the sake of sustainable development. Few problems may be specific to a given region, but similarity in the diagnosis as well as the remediation approaches demonstrated that the scientific community should bring solutions for sustainable water resources management.
Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems, and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They are general purpose regions that are useful for structuring and implementing ecosystem management strategies across political boundaries (such as state lines) and across agencies (Omernik and others, 2000). Ecoregions stratify the environment according to its probable response to disturbance, and recognize the spatial differences in the capacities and potentials of ecosystems (Bryce, Omernik, and Larsen, 1999).
Ecoregion frameworks are useful for 1) inventorying and assessing national and regional environmental resources, 2) setting regional resource management goals, 3) establishing geographical research frameworks, and 4) developing regional biological criteria and water quality standards (Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology, 1988; Bazata, 1991; Environment Canada, 1989; Gallant and others, 1989; Heiskary and Wilson, 1989; Hughes, 1989b; Hughes and others, 1987, 1990, 1994; Larsen and others, 1986; Lyons, 1989; Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, 1988; Plotnikoff, 1992; Rohm and others, 1987; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board, 1991; Warry and Hanau, 1993; Whittier and others, 1988).
Griffith, G.E., Omernik, J.M., Wilton, T.F., and Pierson, S.M., 1994. Ecoregions and subregions of Iowa; a framework for water quality assessment and management: The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science, v. 101, no. 1, p. 5-13.
Omernik, J.M., 1995a, Ecoregions: a spatial framework for environmental management, in Davis, W.S. and Simon, T.P. (eds.), Biological assessment and criteria, tools for water resource planning and decision making: Boca Raton, Florida, Lewis Publishers, p. 31-47.
Yoder, C.O., and Rankin, E.T., 1995, Biological criteria program development and implementation in Ohio, in Davis, W.S., and Simon, T.P. (eds.), Biological assessment and criteria, tools for water resource planning and decision making: Boca Raton, Florida, Lewis Publishers, p. 109-144
Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources; they are designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. Ecoregions are directly applicable to the immediate needs of state agencies including the development of biological criteria and water quality standards as well as the establishment of management goals for nonpoint-source pollution. They are also relevant to integrated ecosystem management, an ultimate goal of most federal and state resource management agencies.
This project is associated with an interagency effort to develop a common framework of ecological regions. Reaching that objective requires recognition of the differences in the conceptual approaches and mapping methodologies that have been used to develop the most commonly used existing ecoregion-type frameworks, including those developed by the USFS (Bailey and others, 1994), the USEPA (Omernik 1987, 1995), and the NRCS (U.S. Department of Agriculture - Soil Conservation Service, 1981). As each of these frameworks is further developed, the differences between them lessen. Regional collaborative projects such as this one in Indiana and Ohio, where agreement can be reached among multiple resource management agencies, is a step in the direction of attaining commonality and consistency in ecoregion frameworks for the entire nation.
Griffith, G.E., Omernik, J.M., Wilton, T.F., and Pierson, S.M., 1994, Ecoregions and subregions of Iowa - a framework for water quality assessment and management: The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science, v. 101, no. 1, p. 5-13.
Omernik, J.M., 1995, Ecoregions - a framework for environmental management, in Davis, W.S. and Simon, T.P., eds., Biological assessment and criteria - tools for water resource planning and decision making: Boca Raton, Florida, Lewis Publishers, p. 49-62.
Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources; they are designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, monitoring, and management of ecosystems and ecosystem components. Special purpose maps of characteristics such as plant communities, water quality, soils, and fish distributions are necessary and have long been used for dealing with specific research and management problems. Ecoregions, on the other hand, portray areas within which there is similarity in the mosaic of all biotic and abiotic components of both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Recognition, identification, and delineation of these multipurpose regions are critical for structuring and implementing integrated management strategies across federal, state, tribal, and local governmental agencies that are responsible for different types of resources within the same geographical areas.
Those who control how water is valued control how it is used. Values are a central aspect of power and equity in water resources governance. The failure to fully value water in all its different uses is considered a root cause, or a symptom, of the political neglect of water and its mismanagement. All too often, the value of water, or its full suite of multiple values, is not prominent in decision-making at all.
Differences in the way water is valued occur not only between stakeholder groups but are widespread within them. These divergent perspectives on water value and the best ways to calculate and express it, coupled with limited knowledge of the actual resource, present a challenging landscape for rapid improvements in valuing water. It is, for example, futile to attempt to quantitatively compare the value of water for domestic use, the human right to water, customary or religious beliefs, and the value of maintaining flows to preserve biodiversity. None of these should be sacrificed for the sake of achieving consistent valuation methodologies. 350c69d7ab