Water Quality and Water Quantity
One of the toughest water challenges is coordinating water quality laws, regulations and organizations with their water quantity counterparts. Water quality traditionally has been guided by Federal and state laws, while water quantity has been the domain of the states. Bridging long-established interests to integrate management of water quality and water quantity to ensure clean and reliable water for people and the environment will require significant discussion and negotiation among stakeholders. Better data sharing and collaboration are needed as well as investments in tools that integrate water quality and quantity.