The water and related land resources planning study described in this book took place at a time of changing methods for water planning and within the context of a U.S. Water Resources Council planning authority that allowed more latitude than traditional agency planning procedures. This context provided freedom for the development of the institutional as well as the modeling aspects of planning; these institutional aspects are described here. The chapter includes a description of the institutional structure used for planning; a detailed presentation of the three stage planning process within which the development of the recommended plan took place; a discussion of the principal institutional methods used in the NAR study; a brief reference to traditional planning methods used in the study; and perspectives on the methods.
KeywordsPlanning Process Institutional Arrangement Chief Executive Officer Demand Model Plan Formulation
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