This paper provides pragmatic guidance for more effective water management. The paper argues that collaboration between specialized agencies is socially desirable when economies of scale or scope exist in an area of interest that cannot be addressed by any one specialized organization. Collaboration allows stakeholders to pool resources and capitalize on economies of scale. The paper defines economies of scale and scope, provides examples of each in a United States setting, and addresses challenges to implementation.
The IG 2.0 could take a variety of forms, from merely tweaking the numbers (e.g., elevation tiers, shortage levels, etc.) in the existing reservoir operations framework to more fundamental (and controversial) changes in how water (and risk) is allocated and managed. What ideas have merit?
There is broad recognition that adapting to climate change, coupled with the need to address aging infrastructure, population growth, and degraded ecosystems, will require rethinking programs and policies and investing in our natural and built water systems.
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