RAND conducted a two-year National Science Foundation-supported analysis with Southern California's Inland Empire Utilities Agency to evaluate alternative approaches for addressing climate change in long term water planning.
Water availability has become a pressing concern due to unprecedented population growth. To avoid a worldwide water crisis, management policies must address the impact of demographic factors on supply and demand and find ways to use the existing freshwater supply more efficiently.
L.A.'s port, airport, and Department of Water and Power together contract for more than a billion dollars worth of goods and services annually; these activities could be made more transparent and efficient, thus improving public trust.
This study provides recommendations to the Dutch Commission on the structuring of scenarios for future water management. The focus lies on two central questions: how will supply and demand for water change and develop in the next 100 years?
In 1991, to mitigate the effects of a five-year drought, the California department of Water Resources bought water from farmers, landlords, and agencies in northern and central California and resold it to urban and agricultural areas.
In the past few years, the many-faceted problem of water in the Middle East has received increasing attention. Issues of scarcity, management, ownership, and use have been discussed in their own right, as well as in relation to the politics of the re...
This volume describes the District Hydrologic and Agriculture Model (DISTAG). It describes methodology only, and contains no results or conclusions about water management for the Netherlands — such results appear in other volumes.
An extensive environmental study of the Tejo estuary indicated that one of the major sources of pollution in part of this estuary are the sewer discharges of Lisbon, Portugal. To assess the impact of alternative plans for pollution abatement, a mode...
This report, commissioned by the California State Assembly, reviews the operations and legal basis for water rights allocation within the State of California, with particular emphasis on the incentives arising within that structure to use water efficiently.