Accession Number : ADA322188

Title :   Water Supply Handbook. A Handbook on Water Supply Planning and Resource Management.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hillyer, Theodore M. ; Hofbaufer, Germaine A.

PDF Url : ADA322188

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : The field of water resources covers a wide range of topics and subject matter. This handbook focuses on one of those, the issue of water supply planning and resource management. Subject matter centers on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects and authorities, but is equally valid for use by others interested in this topic. After an introductory chapter, the handbook describes the authorities, policies and procedures pertaining to storage of water supplies in new and existing Corps reservoir projects and provides several water supply databases. Since reallocation is becoming more of a issue, a chapter is devoted to this topic. A chapter is also provided which, in essence, is a self-contained pamphlet which can be reproduced and provided to local sponsors who may desire to enter into water supply agreements. The handbook then focuses on how water supplies are managed through modeling, water conservation, forecasting, and water control systems. Eight appendices accompany the basic nine chapters of the report, including an appendix on definitions and conversion factors and one as an index of key words.

Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *WATER RESOURCES, *HANDBOOKS, *WATER SUPPLIES, CONVERSION, DATA BASES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, POLICIES, FORECASTING, ALLOCATIONS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ENGINEERS, INDEXES, AGREEMENTS, RANGE(EXTREMES), ARMY, RESERVOIRS, DROUGHT, WATER CONSERVATION.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE