Water Resources Systems Symposium
Model for estimating regional water needs
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
Copyright 1972 by the American Geophysical Union.
Water Resources Research
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 755–759, June 1972
How to Cite
1972), Model for estimating regional water needs, Water Resour. Res., 8(3), 755–759, doi:10.1029/WR008i003p00755., and (
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
A model for estimating water flow requirements by geographic area, economic sector, and water quality type has been constructed and implemented for the North Atlantic regional (NAR) water resources study. The estimates are produced by rules that operate on the basic input assumptions regarding the future regional product, the per capita income, the population, the distribution of economic activity, the use of water, and technology. The collection of rules includes an economic input–output model, a regression estimator for publicly supplied municipal and industrial water use, and a variety of arithmetic operations. These rules are imbedded in an information system that accepts input information in a problem-oriented format and provides output information as selected by the user in an annotated form suitable for use in final reports. The information system provides options for editing data, storing and retrieving data sets, and comparing input and output information for any two runs.