Accession Number : ADA319442

Title :   National Study of Water Management During Drought: Managing Water for Drought,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Werick, William J. ; Whipple, William, Jr

PDF Url : ADA319442

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 192

Abstract : This report describes the planning process developed during the National Drought Study. The Corps of Engineers conducted the study from 1990 to 1994 to improve the way water is managed during drought in the United States. At the heart of the process, which was developed, test and refined during the study, is a rigorous planning and evaluation framework, based on well established, time tested principles. It is a variation on the principles of multiobjective water management developed by the Harvard Water Program in the 1950's. Lake the Harvard approach, the drought study method goes beyond engineering and economic evaluations of water management to address environmental, social and political objectives. Like Principles and Guidelines, the new method requires iterative planning, but the new method more easily accommodates non-structural solutions and situations in which the federal government is not the key player. The most visible innovation from the Drought Study is the shared vision model. The name shared vision models captures their most important advantage. Because experts and stakeholders build these models together, they become a trusted, consensus view of how the water system works as a whole, and how it affects stakeholders and the environment.

Descriptors :   *PLANNING, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *WATER RESOURCES, *DROUGHT, TEST AND EVALUATION, POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, ECONOMICS, VARIATIONS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), RESPONSE, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ITERATIONS, WATER SUPPLIES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE