Environmental Economics

A Demonstration of Areawide Water Resources Planning

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Framework Water Resources Planning Model developed and tested under this study is a comprehensive analytical tool for use in areawide water resources management planning. The physical simulation portion was formed by linking component computer models which test alternative future community development patterns by small area, estimate water demands by usage categories, calculate sewage flows based on water demands and add infiltration/inflow, simulate stormwater runoff, test application of alternative waste treatment management systems, and simulate the quality response of the region's major water body. The impact assessment portion of the Framework Model includes methodologies for assessing the fiscal, social, and environmental impacts of alternatives. The Framework Model has been tested for the Metropolitan Washington region by identifying the cost-effectiveness of six alternative areawide water resources management strategies, and is currently in use in many planning programs.

  • Keywords

    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Spooner, Charles S.
    Promise, John
    Graham, Phillip H.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Shull, Roger Don
    Geographic Area:
    District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Metropolitan Washington DC
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0450
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Metropolitan Washington Council of GovernmentsAddress: 1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
    Phone: Fax:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Air, Land and Water UseAddress:
    City: State: ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
  • Report Details
    Number of Pages:
    EPA #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA 16110 FEY and S-802149
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