Survey of Water Managers for Twenty-First Century Challenges



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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.US Army Corps of EngineersInstitute of Water ResourcesSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Earth and Atmospheric SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  4. 4.University of Colorado, CIRESBoulderUSA
  5. 5.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  6. 6.Formerly with Water and Power Subcommittee, Water Resources and the Environment SubcommitteeU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington DCUSA
  7. 7.CREÄ AffiliatesSeattleUSA
  8. 8.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  9. 9.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  10. 10.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA
  11. 11.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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