Challenges and Opportunities in the '90s and Beyond—A U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Perspective

by Patrick J. Kelly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Infrastructure: Needs, Economics, and Financing


In the foreseeable future, water resources expenditures will probably be dominated by environmental/water quality concerns. Strong focus is coming to bear on the state of repair, rehabilitation and management of existing water resource infrastructure to meet changing needs. Within the broad area of current concerns regarding the quality of our environment, the Corps recognizes the need to gain the wherewithal and undertake an intensive program to restore damaged natural habitats and altered ecological functions in and adjoining Corps-managed water projects. Rehabilitation of water resources infrastructure as well as all categories of infrastructure is a crucial challenge. The Corps, along with other agencies of the Federal government, is actively involved in examining those facets of potential global warming pertaining to water resources impacts. The Corps sees a continuing challenge to examine and improve the management of its projects in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Water quality | Water resources | Water supply systems | Ecological restoration | Federal government | Project management | Resource management | United States

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