The Value of Lateral and Creative Thinking in Water Resources Problem Solving

by Mohammad Karamouz, Pratt Inst, Brooklyn, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


Throughout the history, always the highest awards have been given to creative ideas. Today, however the velocity of change and the complexity of events makes it almost impossible to spend ample time in the contemplation and pursuit of great goals and visions. We are preoccupied with endless discontinuties. Mainly as mediator, we find out daily agenda overloaded with situations that threaten to unsettle our entire involvements. Dispute between agencies, departments, at almost every level, we are in danger of being debilitated by discontinuties, the prime casualty is creative thought.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Water supply | Engineering education | Overloads | Innovation | History | Dispute resolution

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