Friday, March 25, 2011

NRC Report Released on National Water Resources Challenges Facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

On March 25 the National Research Council (NRC) released a new report describing the "water planning paradox" faced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as the nation's water demands increase and become more complex, while investments in water infrastructures decline.  The NRC report (available here) concludes that expectations on the Army Corps cannot be met consistently in the face of those increasing demands and within a reality of constrained funding. Despite those challenges, the NRC report says, the situation offers "opportunities to develop and implement creative water planning."

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