The National Study of Water Management During Drought; The New England Drought Study: Trigger Planning: Intergrating Strategic, Tactical, and Emergency Planning into a Single Water Resources Management Process
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The report documents the consensus of a study team which developed an application of Trigger Planning for enhancing MWRAs decision making for ensuring that future water sources are adequate to meet the Projected demand for Metropolitan Boston Massachusetts. It is an extension of MWRAs more recently adopted managerial, as opposed to episodic, planning approach to potential shortfalls in supply effected demand management measures that helped to preclude the need for new supplies. Trigger Planning is a systematic procedure for deciding what actions should be taken to prevent supply shortfalls, and in the event of a projected shortfall, what project should be built and when preparation for construction should begin. Trigger Planning integrates strategic, drought contingency and emergency planning into a single planning process to the mutual advantage of strategic and drought contingency planning. The process uses the STELLA II software for portraying the water system configuration and functions and a broad range of customized performance measures. STELLA II simulations of the system permits interested citizens and managers alike to view and evaluate the system under different scenarios and performance criteria thereby enhancing their understanding and leading to consensus on the planning and management of the water system.
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