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Main Title New Methods for Identifying Robust Long-Term Water Resources Management Strategies for California
Author Groves, Donald G.
Publisher RAND,
Year Published 2006
Report Number RAND/RGSD-196
OCLC Number 64396895
Subjects Water-supply--California--Management ; Water use--California ; Water resources development--California
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TD224.C3G47 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2006
Collation ix, 206 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Notes Thesis (Ph.D.)--RAND Graduate School, 2005. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Introduction -- California's Water Resources and Future Challenges -- Standard Decision Theory and Its Limitations for Long-term Water Resources Planning -- Scenarios of Future California Water Demand -- A New Analytic Method for Identifying Robust Policies -- Robust Water Management Strategies for Southern California -- Summary and Key Insights -- Appendix 1: Additional Water Demand Scenario Results. Ensuring sufficient, high-quality water supplies for California over the next several decades will be a great challenge for water resource managers. Choosing an appropriate management response using standard methods will be extremely difficult and contentious because the scope and magnitude of these impacts are highly uncertain and stakeholders have diverse views about desirable outcomes. This dissertation first documents the development and use of a model to generate quantitative scenarios of future water demand in California. It next describes a new analytic method for decision making under deep uncertainty called Robust Decision Making (RDM). To demonstrate how RDM can be a valuable analytic tool for California long-term water planning, the dissertation applies the methodology to a stylized representation of the water supply and demand management challenge facing Southern California.
Place Published Santa Monica, CA :
Access Notes Also available on the internet via WWW in PDF format.
Corporate Au Added Ent Rand Graduate School. ; Rand Corporation. ; National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Title Ser Add Ent Dissertation (Rand Graduate School) ;
PUB Date Free Form 2006.
Series Title Untraced RAND / dissertation ; 196
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20060330105939
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02610nam 22003614a 45020