Conjunctive Water Use Planningby Robert W. Hinks, Arizona State Univ, Tucson, AZ, USA,
Robert A. Eichinger, Arizona State Univ, Tucson, AZ, USA,
Abstract: The phase 'conjunctive use' refers to the integrated management of various water resources within a river basin or other geographic region. The objectives of a conjunctive use water system may include one or more of the following: to increase firm yield, to improve supply reliability, to provide flexibility to manage fluctuations in water quality, and to help sustain water rights. Secondary benefits include the improved use efficiency resulting from the integration of previously autonomous storage, transportation and treatment facilities, and the potential for improved management efficiency resulting from integrated water supply operations. The purpose of this paper is to outline the objectives of conjunctive use planning and to describe some of the important planning considerations that are unique to conjunctive use projects.
Subject Headings: Water resources | Water supply systems | Water quality | Water use | Water rights | Rivers and streams | Basins
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