||Economic and Technical Aspects of the Use of Mathematical Models in State Water Resources Planning Programs.
Viessman, J, Warren ;
||Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Water Resources Research Inst.
||Pub-3; OWRR-A-016-NEB; 02879,; A-016-NEB(1)
( Water resources ;
Mathematical models) ;
( Regional planning ;
Water resources) ;
( Hydraulic models ;
Cost estimates ;
Economic analysis ;
State government ;
Water quality ;
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The project was designed to explore the economics of instituting a serious modeling effort within a state water planning agency and to assess the technical limitations on the use of current models for solving planning-oriented problems. The state of Nebraska was used as a case study. The research effort concentrated on two aspects of the modeling approach to state water resources planning - namely the cost of developing and sustaining such programs and the effectiveness expected. Included were minimal professional requirements to conduct an adequate program at various levels such as: (a) use of existing models and computer programs; (b) refinement and improvement of existing models and computer programs to meet specific needs and (c) the development of new models and modeling techniques. This phase provided guidelines by which costs of state water resources planning resulting from a modeling approach can be assessed. The second phase reviewed the current efforts in mathematical modeling relative to their applicability to water resources planning problems. 197 references (WRSIC abstract)