Social and Environmental Objectives in Water Resources Planning and Management

by Warren Viessman, Jr., (M.ASCE), Dept. of Environmental Engrg. Sci., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611,
Kyle E. Schilling, (M.ASCE), U.S. Army Corps of Engrs., Inst. for Water Resources, Casey Bldg., Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-559-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-559-1 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 336

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Conference information: An Engineering Foundation Conference | Santa Barbara, California, United States | May 11-16, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Social and environmental goals and objectives are continually changing and difficult to quantify. Consequently, water resources planners and managers find it difficult to maintain currency with them and to see that they are appropriately reflected in their professional endeavors. Yet these social goals and objectives are the keystones of decision-making actions; plans and proposals prepared in ignorance of them have little chance of being accepted and implemented. The challenge is to exert technical expertise in a manner compatible with, yet constrained by, the broad and ever-changing inclinations of society. Accordingly, these papers reflect a diversity of intelligence focused on presenting new and/or clarified methods for addressing society's concerns in water resources planning and management processes.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Resource management | Social factors | Environmental issues | Management methods | Managers | Decision making


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