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Title: Conceptual models to support environmental planning and operations
Authors: Henderson, Jim E.
O'Neil, L. Jean.
Keywords: Environmental impact analysis
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: Abstract: The purpose of this technical note is to provide guidelines on the use of conceptual models to improve system-wide planning and operation of water resource projects of the Corps of Engineers. Conceptual models provide a tool to represent, communicate, and analyze the structure, functions, and hierarchical relationships of the systems affected by Corps activities. The movement toward ecosystem restoration projects and toward sustainability of economic and ecologically viable systems has brought into focus the need to approach some Corps activities on a system-wide basis including: • Understanding the response of natural resources to environmental change or stress. • Supplying reliable services, e.g., flood damage reduction, maintenance of biodiversity. • Designing and managing projects in a sustainable manner.
Description: Technical Note
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