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Author Lachman, Beth E., 1960- author.

Title Water management, partnerships, rights, and market trends : an overview for army installation managers / by Beth E. Lachman, Susan A. Resetar, Nidhi Kalra, Agnes Gereben Schaefer, Aimee E. Curtright
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 351 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, color charts, color photographs
Series Research report ; RR-933-A
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-933-A.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Background on U.S. water management trends and rights -- 3. Army installation water goals, project funding sources, and partnership opportunities -- 4. Water market mechanisms -- 5. Colorado and Fort Carson water case study -- Colorado Water -- Fort Carson Water Case Study -- 6. Arizona and Fort Huachuca case study -- 7. Findings and recommendations -- Appendix A. Select water banks in the United States
Preface -- Executive Summary -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- Background -- Purpose -- Methodology -- How to Read This Report -- 2. Background on U.S. Water Management Trends and Rights -- Historical Approaches to Water Management Focused on Accessing Water Sources -- Water Management Today Focuses on Efficient Management of Existing Resources -- Water Management Faces Key Challenges -- U.S. Water Rights -- Summary -- 3. Army Installation Water Goals, Project Funding Sources, and Partnership Opportunities -- Army Installation Water Goals -- Funding Sources for Installation Water Investments -- Opportunities for Government Water Partnerships -- Summary About Partnerships -- 4. Water Market Mechanisms -- Water Market Mechanisms Can Be an Effective Way to Allocate Water -- Water Rights Regimes Determine Market Feasibility -- Challenges in Implementing Water Market Mechanisms -- Water Transfers: Leasing and Selling Water -- Water Auctions -- Water Banks -- Block Pricing -- Water Quality Trading -- Water Market Mechanism Conclusions -- 5. Colorado and Fort Carson Water Case Study -- Colorado Water -- Fort Carson Water Case Study -- Summary -- 6. Arizona and Fort Huachuca Case Study -- Understanding the Arizona Water Situation -- Fort Huachuca Water Case Study -- Summary -- 7. Findings and Recommendations -- Water Market Findings -- Recommendations Regarding Water Markets -- Findings About Installation Water Rights -- Installation Water Rights Recommendations -- Findings About Water Partnerships -- Recommendations About Installation Water Partnerships -- Other Findings and Recommendations -- Appendix A. Select Water Banks in the United States -- Bibliography
Summary "This report assesses existing water market mechanisms (such as water banking and auctions) and partnership opportunities that Army installations can potentially use to improve installation water programs and their investments in water and wastewater systems. Because such mechanisms and opportunities depend on water management practices and water rights, the report also provides an overview of these areas. In addition, the report provides examples from across the United States, along with detailed case studies of these issues within Colorado and Fort Carson and within Arizona and Fort Huachuca. Water management today faces some key challenges, including aging infrastructure, water quality concerns, depleting groundwater aquifers, uncertain water supplies, pressures of population growth, climate change effects on water availability, and continued public demands for low-cost water. The traditional way of solving water problems -- by increasing access to new surface water and groundwater supplies--is often no longer viable. Such water sources are mostly allocated, and in many cases over-allocated. Today, many water managers are focused on conservation, efficient management, and accessing alternative water sources (such as treated wastewater and stormwater runoff). Water markets and partnerships are also being used in select cases. Given such water management, partnership, and market trends, the report concludes with recommendations about how Army policies and activities can be adjusted to improve installations' water security, programs, and infrastructure investments"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-351)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed April 5, 2016)
Subject United States. Army -- Environmental aspects
SUBJECT United States. Army fast
Subject Water-supply -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Management
Water transfer -- Government policy -- United States -- Management
Water quality -- United States -- Management
Water security -- United States -- Management
Watershed management -- Political aspects -- United States
Climatic changes -- United States
Military bases, American -- Environmental aspects
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
Armed Forces -- Environmental aspects
Climatic changes
Military bases, American -- Environmental aspects
Water quality management
United States
Form Electronic book
Author United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment), commissioning body.
Arroyo Center, issuing body, publisher.
LC no. 2016429165
ISBN 9780833095138