Integrating All Aspects of Regional Water Systemsby Irving K. Fox, Dir.; Water Resour. Res. Ctr., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 4, Pg. 599-604
Document Type: Journal Paper
The natural scientist and economist are concerned through water resources system analysis with providing better information for making decisions about water use. The behavioral scientist is concerned with the interrelationship among factors determining what information is generated and how it is used in dealing with water resources. By integrating the study of physical biological subsystems, value impact subsystems (or economic subsystems), and institutional subsystems, an improved foundation for policy and institutional design can be provided. The paper outlines how this procedure was followed in a case study of the Upper Wisconsin River.
Subject Headings: Water resources | Integrated systems | Case studies | System analysis | Information management | Foundation design | Economic factors | Water use | Biological processes | Wisconsin | North America | United States
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