Accession Number : AD0752153

Title :   A Methodology for Assessing Economic Risk of Water Supply Shortages.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERS INC SPRINGFIELD VA

Personal Author(s) : Young,G. K. ; Taylor,R. S. ; Hanks,J. J.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 163

Abstract : The report develops a procedure for estimating income losses, to a defined region, associated with varying degrees of water shortage resulting in a frequency-loss function. An empirical list of the procedure was developed for the York, Pennsylvania Water Service Area, which experienced a substantial water shortage in 1966. Study of community response to actual or potential drought reveals a number of different perspectives - the water manager, residential, commercial and industrial users and government. This study opens the way to an alternative method of assessing the benefits for adequate municipal water supplies; it distinguishes between short-run and long-run plans; and the role which each plays in resource planning. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER SUPPLIES, ECONOMICS), (*URBAN PLANNING, WATER SUPPLIES), HYDROLOGY, INDUSTRIES, SIMULATION, PROBABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PENNSYLVANIA, QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE