Analytical Methods and Approaches for Water Resources Project Planning

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Analytical Methods and Approaches for Water Resources Project Planningis part of a larger study that was conducted in response to a request from the U.S. Congress in the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 for the National Academy of Sciences to review the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's peer review methods and analytical approaches. This report reviews the Corps' analytical procedures and planning methods, largely in the context of the federal Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies, also known as the Principles and Guidelines or "P and G" (P&G), as well as the Corps' Planning Guidance Notebook (PGN).

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Executive Summary
1 Corps of Engineers Missions Projects and Planning
2 Federal Water Resources Planning Objectives and Guidance
3 Assessing Benefits and Costs of Corps Projects
4 Stakeholder Participation
5 Engineering
6 A New National Water Management Framework
7 Revising Corps of Engineers Planning Studies
Appendix A Water Resources Development Act 2000 Public Law No 106541 of the 106th Congress
Appendix B Corps Divisions and Districts
Appendix C Office of Management and Budgets Guidance on Nonmarket Valuation Techniques
Appendix D Analysis of Nonstructural Flood Damage Reduction
Appendix E Army Corps of Engineers Planning Center of Expertise
Appendix F Rosters
Appendix G Biographical Information of Panel Members and Staff

8 Epilogue

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