Accession Number : ADA319405

Title :   National Study of Water Management During Drought: The Report to the U.S. Congress,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS FORT BELVOIR VA WATER RESOURCES SUPPORT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Werick, William J.

PDF Url : ADA319405

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the National Study of Water Management During Drought conducted by the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Recognizing that the key to better water management during drought is to improve current water resources planning and management practices, the principles and practices of water management were revisited to develop the Drought Preparedness Study Method, an innovative, integrated and collaborative approach to drought management. Specific topics include: problems related to water management during drought, shortcomings of existing drought response plans and measures, long term water allocation and drought, allocating water among competing activities during drought, the need for additional structural capacity, legal and institutional issues, lessons learned from the California Drought, the recommended 'DPS Method' for drought preparedness, shared vision computer models, new public involvement techniques, the National Drought Atlas, and summary results from the case studies.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *REPORTS, *WATER RESOURCES, *DROUGHT, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, CONGRESS, COMPETITION, LESSONS LEARNED, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), CASE STUDIES, RESPONSE, ALLOCATIONS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, VISION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Administration and Management
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE