Water Resources Decision Making on the Basis of the Public Interest.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The concept of water resources decision making in the public interest is both fundamental and elusive. The report discusses alternative perspectives that have been suggested for defining the public interest and provides an overview of the decision making involved in a typical water resources planning study. It then examines various approaches to determining the public interest in preauthorization planning and decision making. It also presents an argument in support of current trends away from reliance on economic efficiency as a basis for defining the public interest, and toward the direct involvement of citizens in determining the factors and weights used in defining the public interest.
- Civil Engineering