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Economic resilience through "One-Water" management

August 8, 2013

Disruption of water availability leads to food scarcity and loss of economic opportunity. Development of effective water-resource policies and management strategies could provide resiliance to local economies in the face of water disruptions such as drought, flood, and climate change. To accomplish this, a detailed understanding of human water use and natural water resource availability is needed. A hydrologic model is a computer software system that simulates the movement and use of water in a geographic area. It takes into account all components of the water cycle--“One Water”--and helps estimate water budgets for groundwater, surface water, and landscape features. The U.S. Geological Survey MODFLOW One-Water Integrated Hydrologic Model (MODFLOWOWHM) software and scientific methods can provide water managers and political leaders with hydrologic information they need to help ensure water security and economic resilience.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2013
Title Economic resilience through "One-Water" management
DOI 10.3133/ofr20131175
Authors Randall T. Hanson, Wolfgang Schmid
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2013-1175
Index ID ofr20131175
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization California Water Science Center

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