Water Planning-Overview

by Eugene W. Weber, (F.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Washington, D.C.; formerly, Chf. of Civ. Works Planning, and Deputy Dir. of Civ. Works for Policy, Office of the Chf. of Engrs., Dept. of the Army,

Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 3-7

Document Type: Journal Paper


The significance of the progression of institutional and procedural techniques in water planning in 200 yr lies primarily in the recognition that water planning is not merely planning for use of a resource, but is, in effect, planning how to use water wisely to meet the basic needs of people in the light of their probable preferences for use of air, water, land, and the environment generally. The lessons learned show the interdependence of water and other resources, the several professional skills needed on planning teams, and the need for displaying alternatives of choice that have the greatest flexibility and probability of satisfying people's needs in the face of continuing change.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water management | Water use | Land use | Professional development | Probability

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