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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Computer Model Technology Transfer in the United States.
Author Barnwell, Jr., T. O. ; Thorno, H. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/D-84-113;
Stock Number PB84-190875
Additional Subjects Water resources ; Technology ; Transfer ; Urban planning ; Mathematical models ; Computerized simulation ; Hydrology ; Hydraulics ; Federal agencies ; Nonfederal agencies ; Private sector
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-190875 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 14p
Computer-based mathematical models for urban water resources planning, management and design are widely used by engineers and planners in both the public and private sectors. In the United States, the majority of the users are in the private (consulting) sector, yet most of the major model development is done by, or under the sponsorship of, a number of Federal agencies. The Federal government, however, has no effective, centralized system to catalog, maintain, distribute or support these models, and it is frequently difficult for even experienced users to determine what is available, much less make informed judgements about suitability, either from a technical or administrative (cost, availability of documentation, training, user assistance, etc.) standpoint. This paper briefly describes how various Federal and non-Federal agencies address this problem, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Weather Service and several commercial vendors. Emphasis is on describing how these groups function, and references are provided.