The Role of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Water Quality Management
ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The report examines the water quality management problem in the U. S. and alternative institutional arrangements aimed toward solution of the problem. Emphasis is placed upon the need for Federal regional-scope multiple objective planning. The role of the Corps of Engineers within the context of various institutional arrangements is visualized largely from its broad planning capability, nationwide organization and strong decentralized field staff, and well-established congressional authorization and budgetary review procedures. The special capabilities of the Corps of Engineers are related to filling gaps in the existing Federal role and overcoming institutional barriers. The report recommends several currently urgent problem situations where Corps assistance could be applied for early demonstration of its special capabilities.
- Water Pollution and Control