Model Water Transfer Mechanisms as a Drought Preparation System
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This article evaluates the suitability of two supply-side drought management tools, Emergency Water Banks and Strategic Water Reserves for multi-year severe drought periods. The limited sample-size related to the implementation of either makes direct comparison impossible, but through case studies some cursory evaluation as to their efficacy and their limitations is possible. These short-term tools take different approaches to increase the amount of water available for reallocation during drought. While neither are stand-alone solutions, and may not be suitable for continual use, both hold potential to provide short-term relief during periods of severe shortage. Both however, carry drawbacks that can undermine their efficacy, or preclude adequate support for their implementation.
Pease, M., & Snyder, T. (2017). Model Water Transfer Mechanisms as a Drought Preparation System. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 161(1), 66–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1936-704x.2017.3252.x
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