Based on a colloquium sponsored by the Water Science and Technology Board, this book addresses the need for research toward the problems of water management during drought episodes. It covers such topics as the causes and occurrence of drought, drought management options, acceptable risks for public systems, and legal and institutional aspects of drought management.
National Research Council. 1986. Drought Management and Its Impact on Public Water Systems: Report on a Colloquium Sponsored by the Water Science and Technology Board. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/907.
|Overview and Conclusions||1-8|
|1. Dimensions of Drought Management for Public Water Supplies, colloquium keynote address||11-23|
|2. Causes and Occurrence of Drought||24-48|
|3. What are Acceptable Risks for Public Systems?||49-64|
|4. Drought Management Options||65-77|
|5. Legal and Institutional Aspects of Drought Management||78-98|
|A: The Emergency Water Conservation Plan of the City of Los Angeles and the Summary of the Los Angeles Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance||101-113|
|B: Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District Rationing Plan||114-121|
|C: Biographical Sketches of Principal Contributors||122-124|
|D: Attendees at Boulder Colloquium||125-128|
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