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