Managing a Drought Through Advance Water Resources Planning: The Iowa Approach and Experience

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by Victor I. Okereke, Iowa Dep of Natural Resources, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference:

Abstract: It is important for states and local governments to devise and implement strategies for dealing with their water resource needs during a drought. This paper discusses the mechanisms that the state of Iowa uses to deal with significant drought events. The experiences of a number of water users in the state are used to show how a system that is vulnerable to droughts can reduce its vulnerabilities by developing supplementary water sources.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Droughts | Water conservation | Water supply systems | State government | Local government | Iowa

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