Dissemination of generalized water resources models in the United States Academic Article uri icon


  • Federal water agencies and other entities in the United States have invested extensive effort during the past three decades to develop generalized computer models for simulating water resources systems. A great deal of expertise, time, and expense was required to develop these models but they are now available to the professional water management community worldwide at nominal cost. With recent advances in computer technology, most people working in the water resources field have access to desktop computers providing all the hardware capabilities needed to execute the powerful array of available software. Many of these software packages are widely used by public agencies and private firms throughout the United States and in other countries. This paper highlights the availability and role of generalized computer modeling packages and outlines the institutional setting within which the models are disseminated throughout the water management community. 1998, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Wurbs, R. A.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Wurbs, RA

publication date

  • January 1998