Point Source Pollution Comes from a specific source Can be monitored and controlled by a permit system
Nonpoint Source Pollution Pollution associated with stormwater or runoff Cannot be traced to a direct discharge point such as a wastewater treatment facility
Impervious Surface Roads, rooftops, parking lots, and other hard surfaces that do not allow stormwater to soak into the ground Provides a surface for accumulation of pollutants Inhibits recharge of groundwater
Problems with Desalination High cost Death of marine organisms Brine wastes discharges Future economics
Privatizing Water Neoliberalism World Bank and IMF Can profit-seeking firms deliver?