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Works: 147 works in 164 publications in 1 language and 174 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Classifications: GE145, E
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Planning primer by Kenneth D Orth( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pamphlet is an introduction to planning. It introduces you to the manner in which a planner approaches, analyzes and solves a problem. It begins with planning fundamentals, and proceeds step by step through a six step planning process. After the last step, some situations are identified in which planning can help you make decisions. A suggested list of sources for additional information completes the pamphlet
Water supply handbook : a handbook on water supply planning and resource management by Theodore M Hillyer( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of water resources covers a wide range of topics and subject matter. This handbook focuses on one of those, the issue of water supply planning and resource management. Subject matter centers on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects and authorities, but is equally valid for use by others interested in this topic. After an introductory chapter, the handbook describes the authorities, policies and procedures pertaining to storage of water supplies in new and existing Corps reservoir projects and provides several water supply databases. Since reallocation is becoming more of a issue, a chapter is devoted to this topic. A chapter is also provided which, in essence, is a self-contained pamphlet which can be reproduced and provided to local sponsors who may desire to enter into water supply agreements. The handbook then focuses on how water supplies are managed through modeling, water conservation, forecasting, and water control systems. Eight appendices accompany the basic nine chapters of the report, including an appendix on definitions and conversion factors and one as an index of key words
Comparing Benefit Estimation Techniques: Residential Flood Hazard Reduction Benefits in Roanoke, Virginia( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a product of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Risk Analysis for Water Resources Investments Research Program. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the differences and potential strengths and weaknesses of different methods for evaluating consumers' willingness to pay for a public good, i.e., a flood hazard reduction project. Three methods are compared and contrasted both collectively and against the theory of revealed consumer preference. These methods are the Property Damages Avoided (PDA) approach, Hedonic Price Method (Land Price Analysis), and the Contingent Value Method (CVM)
Empirical studies of the effect of flood risk on housing prices by Philip T Chao( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Principles and Guidlines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies (P & G) provide that the reduction of flood damages should not be claimed as a benefit of evacuation or relocation because they are already accounted for in the fair market value of floodplain properties. Corps guidance for implementing the P & G explains further that "it would be double-counting to also consider the costs of the physical damages." Yet the assumption that the value of floodplain properties is discounted for flood damages has never been empirically established. This study reviewed existing academic studies and conducted two case studies of hedonic price models. Hedonic price models measure the effect of property attributes upon the overall property value. While the findings are insufficient to show that properties are or are not discounted for flood damages, they show that many attributes affect floodplain property values (e.g., flood insurance, location within the floodplain and income) and that these attributes likely will vary from community to community. These findings bring into question the assumption that all properties are discounted for flood damages
Navigation Operation and Maintenance: Expenditures for Harbors and Waterways, Fiscal Year 1996( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the actual Fiscal Year FY 1996 expenditures for the operation and maintenance (O & M) of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation projects. These costs were developed using the Corps Navigation Cost Recovery Database System (NCRDBS). The NCRDBS contains operation and maintenance expenditures dating from Fiscal Year FY 1977 for commercial navigation, other and joint purposes for all projects with navigation as an authorized purpose. The database is organized into three components: deep draft navigation projects subject to the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT); shallow draft harbor projects subject to the Inland Waterway Fuel Tax; and shallow draft projects not subject to the fuel tax. Navigation O & M costs for deep draft projects and shallow draft harbors not subject to the fuel tax are recovered from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF)
Public Involvement and Dispute Resolution - Volume 2 - A Reader on the Second Decade of Experience at the Institute for Water Resources( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader, together with its companion volume, Public Involvement Techniques: A Reader of Ten Years Experience at the Institute for Water Resources (IWR Research Report 82-R-1), documents the evolution, over a period of twenty years, of new processes by which governmental agencies reach decisions and resolve conflicts. The two readers focus primarily on the experience of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but are not intended to be just a compendium of case studies. Instead, they portray one agency wrestling with trends, demands, and pressures faced by all agencies with responsibilities related to natural resources in virtually the entire industrialized world. These readers are a communication from the Corps to other organizations: "This is what we've learned. This is what worked for us. Here are the tools we found helpful." Much of the material in this reader is drawn from materials developed in the late 1980s to early 1990s for the Corps Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, just as material in the first reader was drawn from the public involvement program in the 1970s and early 1980s. This reader, however, also provides information on how the public involvement program has changed since the 1970s, and how its concepts are being used in new circumstances within the Corps
Fort McClellan ICUZ (Installation Compatible Use Zone) Program; In-Progress Review( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the interest of fulfilling its basic obligations under the Noise Control Act of 1972, the Army is presently implementing the Installation Compatible Use Zone (ICUZ) Program. ICUZ is a process intended to identify and mitigate noise impacts and programs on installations and in surrounding communities. In the interest of contributing to the overall success of the ICUZ community involvement efforts, TRADOC is documenting the experiences at some installations for the benefit of each of the others. With the assistance of the Institute for Water Resources, an evaluation of ICUZ community involvement efforts at Fort Knox was undertaken in the summer of 1985. Keywords: Land use planning
Federal Infrastructure R & D: Meeting State and Local Public Works Needs( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides an executive summary of an interagency study, facilitated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and conducted under the auspices of the Construction Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), of a five-stage technology transfer process which identified promising public works technologies in Federal laboratories and matched them with public works needs in the private sector. The Program began with a survey of public works needs, followed up with a canvass of existing Federal technologies which might meet those needs. The process concluded by matching needs and technologies to identify potentially high-payoff commercialization prospects
National Review of Non-Corps Environmental Restoration Projects( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report was prepared under the Engineering Environmental Investments: Formulating Inputs and Monitoring Effectiveness Work Unit of the Evaluation of Environmental Investments Research Program. This interim report is part of a series of reports to help build into the "Prototype Information Tree for Environmental Restoration Plan Formulation and Cost Estimation," IWR Report 95-R-3. Compiled and compared in this report are management measures, engineering features monitoring techniques, and detailed cost for a representative sample of non-Corps environmental projects or engineering projects with environmental features
Partnering Guide for Civil Missions( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide describes partnering and how it can be used in Civil Works programs. The guide also is meant to encourage new and creative application of partnering to Civil Works programs. It will also serve as an introduction to partnering for other agencies, local sponsors, groups, or individuals who are considering entering into a partnering relationship with the Corps. This pamphlet is one in a series of pamphlets describing techniques for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This series is part of a Corps program to encourage its managers to develop and utilize new ways of reasoning disputes. ADR techniques may he used to prevent disputes, resolve them at earlier stages, or settle them prior to final litigation. ADR is a new field, and additional techniques are being developed all all time. These pamphlets are a means of providing Corps managers with up-to-date information on the latest techniques. The information in this pamphlet is designed to provide a starting point for information by Corps managers in the use of ADR techniques. Other ADR case studies and working papers are available to assist managers
Handbook for the large group response exercise by Kenneth D Orth( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The large group response exercise is a technique for public involvement. It is a step-by-step way to quickly elicit, display and summarize responses of a large group of people to a set of questions. Exercise steps are: (1) posing and responding to a set of questions, (2) identifying most important responses, (3) "wall walk" display of most important responses, and (4) summary, report and discussion of results. The exercise has been successfully used in public meetings and conferences with groups of up to several hundred people. The exercise is quick, easy and inexpensive to use, fosters public participation, and is self-documenting
National economic development procedures manual--recreation by William J Hansen( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is designed to assist Army Corps of Engineers planners in using the contingent value method (CVM) for the economic evaluation of NED recreation benefits. CVM along with the travel cost method (TCM) are the techniques recommended in Principles and Guidelines for evaluating the economic benefits from the recreational components of Federal water resources investments. For the preparation of this manual, CVM was applied to three case studies of actual Corps District recreation projects. These case studies proved invaluable to understanding the advantages, weakness, difficulties, and potential pitfalls of the CVM. In addition, the case studies provided the basic information presented in the examples used in this report. The chapters of this report are arranged in the basic order necessary to conduct a CVM analysis. Chapter I covers the concepts and background of CVM as an economic evaluation techniques. Succeeding chapters cover the basic areas of: sampling; questionnaire design; survey design (including estimates of survey costs); data analysis procedures and techniques; and, the evaluation of NED benefits. Several examples are used to illuminate the basic process required to correctly apply CVM. Included as an appendix is the list of CVM questionnaires approved by OMB for Corps planning purposes. (Author)
Proceedings: Economic and Social Analysis Workshop Held at Chicago, Illinois on 16-20 July 1984( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the Economic and Social Analysis Workshop held 16-20 July 1984 in Chicago, Illinois on the subject of planning Corps projects with emphasis on the importance of economic analysis in project formulation and the recommendation alternatives. Contents: Water Supply; Recreation; Hydropower; Urban Flood Control; Agricultural Flood Control; Economic and Social Analysis for Military Programs; Shallow Draft Navigation; Deep Draft Navigation; and Microcomputer Technology for Planning
Nonstructural Flood Control Measures: A Sociological Study of Innovation( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For abstract see AD-A129 807
An introduction to risk and uncertainty in the evaluation of environmental investments by Charles E Yoe( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works program has historically evolved and changed to meet the changing needs and priorities of the Nation. Two relatively recent changes in the Corps' program are of particular interest in this report. They are the increased emphasis on environmental outputs of existing and new projects and the increasing use of risk and uncertainty analysis in the Corps' decision-making processes. The trends toward greater emphasis on environmental outputs and more use of risk and uncertainty analysis began at different times and for different reasons. Now, as environmental activities are routinely undertaken by planning, operations, engineering and construction divisions throughout all Corps districts and risk and uncertainty analyses have reached a level of maturity and acceptance, there is a confluence of these two trends. The national interest in risk and uncertainty analysis had its genesis in the analysis of environmental risk analysis in the late 1960s. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is generally credited with beginning the interest in risk and uncertainty analysis. It stands to reason therefore, that now that the Corps' involvement in environmental activities is reaching a critical mass, the Corps should begin to introduce techniques of risk and uncertainty analysis into its decision process in order to improve the quality of decisions. Introducing risk and uncertainty analysis to the Corps' environmental activities is a new initiative. It will require personnel to learn a few new tricks. But the introduction of risk and uncertainty analysis to this area of endeavor will not impose new significant burdens on analysts or managers
Budget Constraints and Decision Making: Development of Policy Guidelines for Planning of Civil Works Programs and Projects( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this policy study is to determine how the Corps of Engineers' various planning processes and criteria might adjust to severe Federal budget constraints. A corollary purpose is to investigate whether budget driven changes in Corps procedures appear imminent. The first conclusion of this study is that, if Federal budget constraints become truly binding, then selection of plan alternatives for all projects will have to be done at the national level. The decision rule of recommending a project alternative which maximizes net benefits will not lead to national optimality. Plan elements and alternatives will have to be referred to a central authority for evaluation and selection based on criteria developed from data on budgets and funding availability. The second conclusion is that there is little evidence of imminently binding Federal budget constraints on the Corps' Civil Works program, the policies which guide it, or the water resources projects selected for construction. Although action to change planning policies does not appear necessary in the near future, the effects of current efforts to balance the Federal budget should be closely monitored to ensure appropriate changes can be put in place effectively, if and when required
National Wetland Mitigation Banking Study. Commercial Wetland Mitigation Credit Markets: Theory and Practice( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines existing and proposed commercial ventures (e.g., wetland mitigation banks) and area-wide and watershed rules governing the operation of commercial credit markets. Some wetland permit recipients have only one prospective project-for which on-site required compensatory mitigation is either not practicable or not ecologically preferable-and of too small a size to warrant developing a single user bank. In these instances, a commercial mitigation supply venture might provide the required mitigation (credits) in response to payment from the permit recipient. The venture may be a government agency, a non-profit conservation agency, or a private firm that becomes legally and financially responsible for the permittees required mitigation. A mitigation credit market emerges when one or more ventures sell credits to one or more permit applicants for a price established by bargaining among sellers and applicants. Mitigation credit markets only exist because wetlands regulations create the demand for wetland development permits and, in turn, create demand for mitigation credits. This report examines venture and market level success as related to quality control rules
Human Costs Assessment - The Impacts of Flooding & Nonstructural Solutions. Tug Fork Valley, West Virginia & Kentucky( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the human resource costs of flooding, and the capacity of local publics for effective participation by the Institute for Water Resources with the assistance of contractors at the request of the Huntington District. The objectives of the study were to assist the District with the development of long-standing flooding problems in the Tug Fork River Basin of West Virginia and Kentucky. Contents: Private Human Costs of Flooding; Flooding and Coal Mining Productivity; Human Resource Impairment and Its Public; Housing Analysis; Community Analysis; Appendices
Value of the Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program to the Nation( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works asked the Director of Civil Works to determine the net cost or benefit of the Civil Works program to the U.S. Treasury. In other words, does the country get a positive return on the $3.6 billion invested in the program? Subsequently, Programs Division contacted the Corps Institute for Water Resources (IWR) and requested assistance in responding to the request. IWR prepared three options, a detailed project by project accounting, a macro economic model approach, and a quick analysis using available data on benefits by project purpose. CECW-B pursued the least cost option so as to provide the most timely estimate and discussion of the analysis
Valuing urban wetlands : a property pricing approach by Brent L Mahan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wetlands play an important role in our social and economic well being. Many services wetlands provide, such as wildlife habitat, recreation, and aesthetics, are collective goods. Because these services are not represented in a market, an over supply of wetlands converted to other uses and an under supply of protected wetlands may result. In order to improve wetland resource allocation decisions, nonmarket valuation techniques can be used to estimate the economic value of wetland attributes that represent collective goods. Using the hedonic property pricing approach, this study estimates the value of wetland environmental amenities in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Detailed residential housing and wetland data are used to relate the sales price of a residential property to the structural characteristics of the property, neighborhood attributes in which the property is located, and amenity values of wetlands and other environmental characteristics. The measures of primary interest are distance to four different wetland types (open water, emergent vegetation, scrub shrub, and forested). Other environmental variables evaluated include size of nearest wetland and proximity to parks, lakes, streams, and rivers. The results of the hedonic price function analysis indicate that wetlands influence the value of residential property and that the degree of influence varies by wetland type. The results also show that wetlands influence property values differently than other amenity generating features such as parks, lakes, rivers, and streams. The results concerning the influence on price of proximity to specific wetland types were mixed. For some wetlands, proximity had a positive effect on sales price, while for others, proximity had either a negative relationship or no effect. The estimated marginal implicit prices on wetland proximity were sensitive to the function form used. In addition to estimating the hedonic price functions, second-stage regression analysis was used to estimate the willingness-to-pay function for wetland size. Example welfare effects are computed using the estimated willingness-to-pay function. The estimated willingness-to-pay function appears reasonable based on the expectation that residents have a small, but significant, positive willingness to pay larger wetlands
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