The Resource Addressing climate change in local water agency plans : demonstrating a simplified robust decision making approach in the California Sierra foothills, David G. Groves [and four others]

Addressing climate change in local water agency plans : demonstrating a simplified robust decision making approach in the California Sierra foothills, David G. Groves [and four others]

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Addressing climate change in local water agency plans : demonstrating a simplified robust decision making approach in the California Sierra foothills
Title
Addressing climate change in local water agency plans
Title remainder
demonstrating a simplified robust decision making approach in the California Sierra foothills
Statement of responsibility
David G. Groves [and four others]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Water agencies are increasingly seeking to address climate change in their long-term planning. Doing so, however, requires moving beyond traditional planning approaches to ones that can incorporate information about future hydrologic conditions, demographic changes, and other management conditions that are deeply uncertain or not statistically well characterized. This report describes an approach for planning under deep uncertainty, called Robust Decision Making (RDM), and demonstrates its application in a research study with the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID), a water agency located in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains. Using RDM, the authors, in collaboration with EID, tested the robustness of their current long-term plan across more than 50 futures reflecting different assumptions about future climate, urban growth, and the availability of important new supplies. The analysis finds that, although the system is highly reliable under traditional assumptions of historical climate and successful implementation of its long-term plan, significant vulnerabilities arise under climate change and uncertainty about the availability of new supplies. RDM structures an analysis of additional strategies and shows how additional urban water use efficiency and surface storage could mitigate some of these vulnerabilities. The report concludes by presenting key trade-offs among the strategies and showing how EID09́s expectations for future vulnerable conditions can guide decisions to augment its long-term plan
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
363.7387
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
.G768 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Addressing climate change in local water agency plans : demonstrating a simplified robust decision making approach in the California Sierra foothills, David G. Groves [and four others]
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An Approach for Addressing Climate Change by Local Water Agencies -- Application to Local Water Agency Planning -- Results -- Discussion
Control code
ocn930260685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (77 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833082558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b36670571
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930260685
  • ebscoaca0833082558

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