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Main Title Role of Research and Development in Water Resources Planning and Management for Achieving Urban Goals.
Author Spangle, M. B. ;
CORP Author National Planning Association, Washington, D. C. Center for Techno-Economic Studies.
Year Published 1972
Report Number OWRR-C-2112(3365); 09788,; C-2112(3365)(1)
Stock Number PB-210 133
Additional Subjects ( Water resources ; Urban planning) ; ( Land use ; Water resources) ; ( Research management ; Water resources) ; Decision making ; Forecasting ; Systems analysis ; Benefit cost analysis ; Water supply ; Water pollution ; Land use zoning ; Water consumption ; Industrial water ; Government policies ; Technology assessment ; Baltimore(Maryland) ; Phoenix(Arizona)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-210 133 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 651p
A trimatrix approach is proposed for evaluating the impacts of technological alternatives on different urban uses of water and related land areas and, in turn, the impacts of these uses on urban goals and values. This provides a systematic accounting system for mapping the interrelationships of the decision criteria of the research planner, the water resources planner, and the urban planner. This analytical tool is quite useful to the process of technology assessment which is receiving increased emphasis nationally and internationally in making new technologies more responsive to social needs as reflected in the desire to protect and enhance the quality of the environment and the quality of urban living. The trimatrix method was applied to contrasting case studies of the urban water and related land uses and potential technological developments affecting the Phoenix and Baltimore metropolitan areas. The case studies revealed the highly complex nature of the technology assessment process and the difficulty of evaluating impacts on urban goals and values. Numerous information deficiencies need to be surmounted in refining the methodology and developing more socially optimal planning decisions affecting water resource utilization in achieving urban goals. (Author)