ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES AND WATER QUALITY PLANNING

Two fundamental types of problems affect the incorporation of environmental values into water quality planning: (1) Problems of incommensurable values; and (2) problems of incomplete information. The nature of these problems is reviewed in the context of rational planning models. State- of-the-art methods for coping with value and information difficulties, including NEPA, the Water Resources Council Principles and Standards, and contingency planning techniques are described. An empirical research strategy for investigating planning behavior is proposed and preliminary results for three agencies, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Bureau of Land Management, and the California State Water Resources Control Board are reported.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the June 26-28, 1974, ASCE Specialty Conference on Planning for Water Quality Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Richerson, P
    • Johnston, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 259-276
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11136 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM