National water resources challenges facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources, Science, Engineering, and Planning, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
- Corporate Author:
- National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering, and Planning
- Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- ix, 39 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
- Machine generated contents note: NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES CHALLENGES FACING THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS -- Introduction -- Twenty-first-century Water Resources Planning and Management -- National Water Management Infrastructure and Investments -- Corps of Engineering Capacities and Planning -- Authorization and Appropriations Process -- Decentralization of Planning and Operational Decisions -- Traditional Responsibilities and Expanding Missions -- Future Prospects for the Corps in National Water Resources Management and Leadership -- REFERENCES -- APPENDIXES -- A.Guest Speakers at Committee Meetings -- B.Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program Statistics.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is responsible for construction, operations, and maintenance of much of the nation's water resources infrastructure. This infrastructure includes flood control levees, multi-purpose dams, locks, navigation channels, port and harbor facilities, and beach protection infrastructure. The Corps of Engineers also regulates the dredging and filling of wetlands subject to federal jurisdictions. Along with its programs for flood damage reduction and support of commercial navigation, ecosystem restoration was added as a primary Corps mission area in 1996. The National Research Council (NRC) Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering, and Planning was convened by the NRC at the request of the Corps of Engineers to provide independent advice to the Corps on an array of strategic and planning issues. National water resources challenges facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveys the key water resources challenges facing the Corps, the limits of what might be expected today from the Corps, and future prospects for the agency. This report presents several findings, but no recommendations, to the Corps of Engineers based on initial investigations and discussions with Corps leadership.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26).
- Other Forms:
- Also available in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page.
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