Water Supply Management Enters a New Era

by David W. Prasifka, (M.ASCE), Water Supply Planning, Jack G. Raub Co., Mission Viejo, Calif.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 3, Pg. 45-47

Document Type: Feature article


Historical demand can no longer dictate water supply planning. The lessons learned in California are that changes in political and social attitudes require new approaches. Taxpayers are no longer willing to pay for massive projects, and there is a new willingness to conserve water. Risk management and the economic impact of departing from traditional water supply planning are discussed.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Water conservation | Risk management | Water demand | Political factors | Social factors | Economic factors | California | United States

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