Water Resources Systems Symposium
Impact of systems techniques on the planning process
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
Copyright 1972 by the American Geophysical Union.
Water Resources Research
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 766–768, June 1972
How to Cite
1972), Impact of systems techniques on the planning process, Water Resour. Res., 8(3), 766–768, doi:10.1029/WR008i003p00766.(
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
The major impacts of systems techniques on the planning process in the North Atlantic regional water resources study are described. The techniques discussed are an input-output-based demand projection model and a mathematical programing supply model. The impacts discussed relate to the coordination and control of the planning process, the consideration of multiple objectives, the assessment of uncertainty, the efficiency of planning, the scope for the exercise of judgment, and the opportunity for a planning process continued beyond the final report. The writer concludes that the impact of systems techniques has been positive and recommends that no major water resource planning efforts be undertaken in the future without a commitment to the use of systems techniques.