The Social Sciences and Water Resources Management

by Duane D. Baumann, Southern Illinois Univ, United States,
John J. Boland, Southern Illinois Univ, United States,
Yacov Y. Haimes, Southern Illinois Univ, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: The Role of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Water Resources Planning and Management

Abstract: With support from the National Science Foundation, a committee of 15 persons met in Washington, D.C. in 1985 to begin the process of assessing the past and future role of the social and behavioral sciences in water resources planning and management. Each member selected a water issue or technique/method relevant to water management and evaluated the past, present, and future role the social sciences contributed to the selected topic. During the following year, drafts of papers were exchanged and reviewed among committee members. Upon completion of the papers, a conference was held in Santa Barbara, California, in May, 1987. Based upon the discussions at the conference, each of the papers have been revised for publication in this monograph. The papers represent the contributions and shortfalls of the social sciences in water resources planning and management. The volume concludes with a look to the future.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Resource management | Social factors | Human factors | Publications | Reviews | Federal government | Washington | North America | United States

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