A Methodology for Assessing Economic Risk of Water Supply Shortages.
WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERS INC SPRINGFIELD VA
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The report develops a procedure for estimating income losses, to a defined region, associated with varying degrees of water shortage resulting in a frequency-loss function. An empirical list of the procedure was developed for the York, Pennsylvania Water Service Area, which experienced a substantial water shortage in 1966. Study of community response to actual or potential drought reveals a number of different perspectives - the water manager, residential, commercial and industrial users and government. This study opens the way to an alternative method of assessing the benefits for adequate municipal water supplies it distinguishes between short-run and long-run plans and the role which each plays in resource planning. Author
- Civil Engineering