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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, B
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