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Main Title Model for Quantifying Flow Augmentation Benefits.
Author Pyat, E. E. ; Heane, J. P. ; Grantha, G. R. ; Carte, B. J. ;
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Environmental Engineering.
Year Published 1969
Report Number FWPCA-16090-DRM; 02039;
Stock Number PB-188 208
Additional Subjects ( Rivers ; Water pollution) ; Cost effectiveness ; Mathematical models ; Linear programming ; Sewage ; Costs ; Computer programs ; Flow augmentation ; River regulation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-188 208 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 546p
With increasing quantitative and qualitative demands being placed upon national water resources, improved management practices are vitally needed. In principle, one powerful management tool is systems analysis, wherein mathematical optimizing techniques are employed to effect rational tradeoffs between competing demands for water use, but this tool, in turn, rests upon the availability of methodologies for quantifying the benefits (economic value) of each water-use category. That is, systems analysis, before it can be employed comprehensively, demands a knowledge of the functional value of irrigation, flood control, municipal water supply, etc. Little is known of the economic implications of low flow augmentation, one of the important water-use categories. Beginning with the premise that the value of low flow augmentation is measured by sewage treatment costs avoided, a hydrologic flow simulator and a water quality linear programming model were interfaced to develop a procedure for determining 'willingness to pay' for augmentation. This generalized approach can be applied by others to their specific water pollution control situations. (Author)