Benefit-Cost Analysis for Water System Planning by Charles W. Howe

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By Charles W. Howe

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Published through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Water assets Monograph Series.

This is a small booklet on a really huge subject: water source procedure making plans. The time period water source method as used right here potential a mix of structural and nonstructural measures, together with principles of operation, for remodeling shares or flows of water into extra invaluable outputs of water, water prone, or water-related items. Examples of those outputs would come with municipal water provide, flood regulate, waste disposal and water caliber administration, navigation, irrigation, and hydroelectric energy. either the unique water inputs and the outputs are characterised through volume, caliber, time, and position.

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–8):
Chapter 2 The Accounting Stance (pages 9–13):
Chapter three a number of aim making plans (pages 15–34):
Chapter four dimension of financial potency merits and prices (pages 35–61):
Chapter five comparability of advantages and prices through the years (pages 63–82):
Chapter 6 standards for venture layout and choice (pages 83–103):
Chapter 7 chosen Empirical stories (pages 105–139):

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I t i s much more common f o r the p r o j e c t designer t o impose such con- s t r a i n t s and t o submit them t o t h e decision making body f o r approval. 'he important t h i n g i s t h e opportunity f o r t h e decision makers t o r e view t h e design and some a l t e r n a t i v e s before t h e design becomes fixed. The decision making body ( l e t ' s c a l l it t h e l e g i s l a t u r e f o r s h o r t ) has now t r i e d t o a c t wisely i n s e t t i n g o r approving c o n s t r a i n t s on some of t h e noneconomic e f f i c i e n c y impacts of t h e p r o j e c t .

To provide compensation t o persons whose l i v e s would be disrupted by t h e cons t r u c t i o n and e x i s t e n c e of t h e p r o j e c t , t h e l e g i s l a t u r e o r o t h e r r e l e vant p o l i t i c a l d e c i s i o n making body determines t h a t X d o l l a r s of r e c reational and flood c o n t r o l b e n e f i t s ( o r perhaps an amount equal t o Y% of power b e n e f i t s ) should accrue t o such p a r t i e s . Furthermore, the same decision making body s p e c i f i e s t h a t , f o r e s t h e t i c reasons, the maximum allowable drawdown should be Z f e e t and t h a t a l l timber and t r a s h should be removed from t h e r e s e r v o i r s i t e t o a contour K f e e t below mean pool l e v e l .

The increasing demands f o r r e c r e a t i o n a l use o f such a r e a s a r e generated by more people, income, and l e i s u r e and make t h e t r a d i t i o n a l forms of development ( e . g . , dam b u i l d i n g f o r water and power) increasingly expensive i n terms of o t h e r u s e s foregone. K r u t i l l a (1967a, b) has pointed out t h a t t h e course o f t e c h n o l o g i c a l progress makes it e a s i e r t o produce n e a r l y a l l products except n a t u r a l environment.

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