Coping with population growth and a limited resource

TitleCoping with population growth and a limited resource
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1972
AuthorsBriggs, P.
Conference Name40th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 40th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1972
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationPhoenix, Arizona
KeywordsModel digital, Water management

A computerized system analysis, using a series of optimization and simulation models, to prepare recommendations of water allocation was developed for use in the State of Arizona. The system was divided into three subsystems; economic, hydrologic-engineering, and one which interfaces the first two. these fit together in a closed loop which can be continuously operated until all inputs are internally consistent. This method has been used to develop technical evaluations of specific areas for use by decision makers.