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Dry-Year Water Supply Reliability Contracts: A Tool for Water Managers

TitleDry-Year Water Supply Reliability Contracts: A Tool for Water Managers
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsO'Donnell, M, Colby, BG
Abstract

The purpose of this guidebook is to provide an overview of what steps are needed to create an effective water acquisition program using a dry-year water supply reliability contracts (reliability contracts), as well as to provide the reader with a concise menu of decision and evaluation criteria. This guidebook examines design and implementation factors, as well as the challenges and potential shortcomings of utilizing a reliability contract. While reliability contracts have been used in the USA and elsewhere; they are not yet common and involve unique design considerations to accomplish the goals of a water acquisition program.

URLhttp://ag.arizona.edu/arec/pubs/facultypubs/ewsr-dyo-Final-5-12-10.pdf