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1 Introduction
Pages 15-21

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From page 15...
... has compiled an enviable record, and it can take justifiable pride in having brought water and electrical power to the arid regions of the 17 western states. The dams, reservoirs, hydroelectric plants, and massive irrigation systems developed by Reclamation have been crucial for the development of agriculture and, more recently, for industrial, commercial, and residential development that would not otherwise have been possible.
From page 16...
... In 1992 it expanded this authorization to include the conveyance and storage of nonproject water for domestic, municipal, fish and wildlife, industrial, and other beneficial purposes for facilities associated with several non-Reclamation projects in California and Nevada (the Central Valley Project, the Cachuma Project, the Truckee Storage Project, and the Washoe Project)
From page 17...
... The current mission statement for the Bureau of Reclamation is as follows: "The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public" (USBR, 2005)
From page 18...
... A committee familiar with ongoing changes in the federal civil service system and with alternative means of ensuring organizational core competencies was drawn from industry, academia, and government. Committee members have experience and expertise in water resources facilities engineering, infrastructure management, project delivery methods, federal contracting practices, business process reengineering, and human resources.
From page 19...
... The committee also met with some of Reclamation's water and hydroelectric customers, organizations representing customer interests, environmental advocates, other federal and state agencies with similar missions, and congressional staff concerned with water issues. In addition to the knowledge it gained from the references listed in the report, the committee learned from the five regional offices' written responses to 33 questions, meant to provide background information on the organization and activities in their respective regions.
From page 20...
... Army Corps of Engineers, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the California Department of Water Resources. Chapter 4, "Workforce and Human Resources," discusses strategies for workforce planning to meet the uncertainties and ambiguities that will challenge Reclamation personnel in the future.
From page 21...
... 2001. Federal Reclamation and Related Laws Annotated, Volume V, Supplement II.


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