Survey of Water Managers for Twenty-First Century Challenges
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This chapter presents the survey results from a cross section of experienced water managers using a set of carefully crafted questions. These questions covered water resources management, infrastructure resiliency, and recommendations for inclusion in education and curriculum. The chapter describes the specifics of the survey and the results obtained in the form of statistical averages on the ‘perception’ of these managers. Finally, these ‘perception’ averages may help focus the ASCE community on issues required for stewardship of the civil engineering profession. The survey and the responses gathered are not exhaustive nor do they represent the ASCE-endorsed viewpoint. However, the survey provides a critical first step in developing the framework of a research and education plan for ASCE. Given the Water Resources Reform and Development Act passed in 2014, the engineering community should now take into account the perceived concerns of the water management community.
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