ERIC Number: ED055881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Drought and Water Supply. Implications of the Massachusetts Experience for Municipal Planning.
Russell, Clifford S.; And Others
This book uses the 1962-66 Massachusetts drought data as a base of information to build a planning model of water resources that is of interest to students and professionals involved with water management. Using a demand-supply ratio to measure the relative inadequacy of a given water system, the authors then project demand into the drought period and relate observed shortages to inadequacy and to the climatological severity of the drought. Information on system capacity, water shortage, and water loss has also been evaluated, and a model has been formulated for municipal system expansion. This planning model allows for optimal balancing of the cost of additional storage against expected losses from future droughts and has enabled the authors to examine the proper timing and size of additions to the storage capacity of municipal water systems. Appendices include: A Preliminary Test of the Demand Projections, Notes on Data Used in the Various Tests, Drought Adjustments by the Metropolitan District Commission, Measurement of Business Losses from Shutdown, Losses from Restrictions on Lawn-sprinkling, Correction for Investment Returns, Production Losses and Net Earning Remittals Under Various Accounting Stances, and Methods of Solution. (BB)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Controlled Environment, Environment, Natural Resources, Planning, Water Resources
The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 ($8.00)
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Authoring Institution: Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.