Water Resources Planning

ISBN-10: 0742517446

ISBN-13: 9780742517448

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

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List price: $94.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.18" long x 1.08" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Current Issues
Bases for Water Resources Decisions
Historical Perspectives on Water Resources Development
Evolution of Water Resources Planning
Scope of the Book
Study Questions
Notes
Hydrologic Fundamentals
Introduction
The Hydrologic Cycle and Water Budget
Hydrologic Cycle
Water Budget
Groundwater Systems
Occurrence
Permeability
Optimal Yield
Groundwater Quality
Summary
Study Questions
Notes
Water Law
Riparian Rights
Prior Appropriation
Comparison between Riparian and Prior Appropriation Rights
Groundwater Law
Federal Reserved Water Rights
National Parks, Forests, Monuments, and Military Installations
Indian Water Rights
Current Issues
State Surface Water Law
General Stream Adjudication
Reallocation of Water Supplies
Water Banking
Winters Rights in Groundwater and Off-Reservation Water Marketing
Study Questions
Notes
Federal Water Agencies and Legislation
Organizational Structure
Federal Legislation
Water Resources Development Legislation
Environmental Legislation
Recent Trends
Study Questions
Notes
State and Local Water Agencies and Legislation
State Agencies
Local Agencies
Florida's Approach
Legislative History
Planning
Florida Water Plan
Regional and Local Planning
Save Our Rivers/Save Our Everglades
Recent Trends
Study Questions
Notes
The Planning Process
Introduction
Scope of Planning
Levels of Planning
The Planning Process
Problem Identification
Data Collection and Analysis
Goals and Objectives
Problem Diagnosis
Formulation of Alternatives
Analysis of Alternatives
Evaluation and Recommendations
Implementation
Surveillance and Monitoring
The Rational Planning Model
Incorporation of Planning in Federal Activity
The Benefit-Cost Approach
Problems with the Rational Planning Model
Technical Adjustments
Social and Political Adjustments
Trends in Planning
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Integrated Water Resources Management
Adaptive Management
Obstacles to Planning
Benefits of Planning
Study Questions
Notes
Economic Analysis
Introduction
Principles of Public Investment Analysis
Demand, Supply, and Production Functions
Equity versus Efficiency
Comparisons of Value and Time
Benefit-Cost Analysis
Discounting Techniques
Cash Flow
Compound-Interest Factors
Hypothetical Example
Present-Worth Method
Rate-of-Return Method
Benefit-Cost Ratio Method
Identifying Benefits and Costs
Limitations and Cautions
Annual-Cost Method
Cost Allocation
Allocation Rules
Cost Sharing
Study Questions
Notes
Compound Interest Factors
Water Use and Supply
Introduction
The Water Supply "Problem"
Water Use Concepts
Water Sources and Supplies
Trends in Water Use
Agricultural Use
Industrial Use
Public-Supply Use
Planning for Future Water Use
Demand
Supply
Summary and Conclusion
Study Questions
Notes
Water Quality
Introduction
Nature's Effects on Water Quality
Chemical
Physical
Biological
The Hydrologic Cycle and Water Quality
Measures of Water Quality
Chemical
Physical
Biological
Groundwater Quality
Domestic Wastes
Industrial Wastes
Agricultural Wastes
Quality Control
Water-Land Use Interrelations
Impacts of Land Use on Water Quality
Land-Water Interfaces
Water Quality Planning
Summary
Study Questions
Notes
Floodplain Management
Introduction
Early History
Twentieth-Century America
Flooding
Floodplains
Streamflow Analysis
Runoff
Frequency
Flood Damage Reduction Measures
Modifying Susceptibility to Flood Damage
Modifying Flooding
Modifying the Impact of Flooding
Recent Floods
Conclusion
Postscript
Study Questions
Notes
Stormwater Planning and Management
Background
Legal Framework
Phase I of the NPDES Storm Water Program of 1990
Phase II of the NPDES Storm Water Program
Wet Weather Discharges
Implementing the Legal Framework
Stormwater Quality Master Planning
Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Structural BMPs
Nonstructural BMPs
Conclusion
Notes
Models in Water Resources Planning
Introduction
Model Types
Simulation Models
Optimization Models
Statistical Techniques
Regression Models
Model Selection
Applications
Some Current Models
Water Quality Models
Groundwater Models
Stormwater and Watershed Models
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Models
Examples
Optimization Models
Other Model Types
Recent Trends
Study Questions
Notes
Summary of Selected Water Resources Modeling Applications
Summary of Water Resources Models
Executive Summary: Assured Water Supply for the Washington Metropolitan Area
Other Planning Issues
Fish and Wildlife
Wetlands
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Agency
Navigation
Harbors and Ports
Waterways
Recreation
Hydroelectric Power
Environmental Impacts
Study Questions
Notes
Future Directions
Introduction
Economic Issues
Water Pricing
Privatization
Globalization
National Policy Issues
Offstream Uses
Instream Uses
Institutional Issues
Global Trends
Summary
Study Questions
Notes
Information Sources
USGS
Water Data Program
National Stream Quality Accounting Network (NASQAN)
Water Data Storage and Retrieval System (WATSTORE)
National Water Data Exchanges (NAWDEX)
National Water Use Information Program
National Water Summary Series
Hydrologic Data via Satellite
EPA
National Ground Water Information Center
Storage and Retrieval System (STORET)
Selected Water Resources Websites
Global
United Nations Environment Programme
World Watch Magazine
World Resources Institute
United States
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United States Geologic Survey
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
National Park Service
American Water Resources Association
Florida
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida's Five Water Management Districts
Academic Databases
Southern Illinois University--Universities Water Information Network
Arizona
George Mason University--Potomac River
University of Texas Center for Research in Water Resources
University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
Prentice Hall
Commissions within the United States
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
Great Lakes Commission
Tennessee Valley Authority
Trinity River Authority of Texas
Delaware River Basin Commission
Environmental/Water Resources Firms
Cygnus Group
Montgomery Watson
Miscellaneous
Resources for the Future
Stormwater News
The Water Rights Market
English-Metric Conversion Factors for Common Units
Bibliography
Glossary
Index
About the Author
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