Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2016 - (Page 16)
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND UTILITY MANAGEMENT
Analyzing past data and planning for the future
are key to mitigating drought
If Dr. Michael Hayes
BY SANDY SMITH
of the National Drought Mitigation Center (NMDC) has his way, we'll all stop thinking of a
drought as a one-time event.
He would rather see a shift into viewing droughts as a normal part of climate and that "a drought will appear often enough
that planning or being prepared for it makes sense," he said. Hayes is director and professor at the center, which is housed at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
"What some people do is think of drought as a rare event and then they react to it when it happens, but once it's over,
it's, 'We don't have to think about the next one because it won't happen to us again.' It's time to change that paradigm
around where droughts are a normal part of climate; therefore, we should be prepared."
Justin Huntington, associate research professor of hydrology with the Desert Research Institute and Western Regional
Climate Center, agrees that a rethinking of drought is needed.
FIRST QUARTER 2016
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2016
Strategic Planning for Water Utilities
Planning for Drought
A Rally to Remember
The 17th Annual Great American Water Taste Test
USDA Rural Development Has Loans
Rural Water Association of Utah Launches Successful Training Program
Vermont Rural Water Association Continues Training; Plans More for 2016
From the President
Finance: Investing Without Borders
Emergency Management: Decontamination Strategy for the Water Sector
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider: Dell R. Harris, Kentucky Rural Water Association
Case Study: Bubble Diffusers
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From The CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2016
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