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2008-WHT-01

 

Issues and Applications in Formulation and Evaluation Considering the 4 P & G Accounts
This white paper highlights the challenges and potential approaches when considering these accounts in project planning, particularly with respect to formulation, evaluation and selection. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach are discussed to help inform discussion on this topic, which is believed to be quite relevant given recent WRDA 2007 proposals calling for updates and revisions to the Principles & Guidelines, regulations, and circulars. The paper also identified other issues towards the end of the white paper which may require follow-up study or special attention.
Kevin Knight
Oct 2008

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 30

2008-WHT-01     

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2008-WHT-02

 

(The) Implications of Panama Canal Expansion to U.S. Ports and Coastal Navigation Economic Analysis
This paper summarizes the experiences in the field along with the challenges given the Panama Canal Expansion project. The paper also provides several recommendations for follow-up studies, which should ultimately lead to standardized assumptions and a revised framework for National Economic Development analyses considering the canal's expansion.
Kevin Knight
Dec 2008

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 36

2008-WHT-02     

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2010-WHT-01

 

Scenario-Based Strategic Planning in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program White Paper
The purpose of this paper is to document and critique a scenario-based strategic planning initiative that was undertaken by the USACE Civil Works Program from 2006 to 2007. Scenario planning is a technique designed to help organizations develop strategies that are robust, i.e. effective in a wide range of future conditions. This paper will introduce and discuss scenario analysis in general, describe the specific approach used by USACE, and then provide details of the process and products generated at each step. It will conclude with an evaluation of the effort, and recommendations for future scenario-based strategic planning in USACE.
Anne Cann
Jun 2010

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 142

2010-WHT-01     

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2013-WHT-01

2013-WHT-01 

Social Vulnerability Analysis: A Comparison of Tools
Social vulnerability analysis is one of the most important and widely used methods for informing and addressing Other Social Effects in the Corps water resources planning process. The purpose of this whitepaper is to provide the rationale for the choice of the Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) as the foundational social vulnerability method for characterizing social vulnerability as employed in the IWR handbook. To accomplish this goal four SVA tools are compared and contrasted in the whitepaper: the SoVI; Social Vulnerability Mapping Tools; the NOAA Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk workshop process; and the ESRI USA?Social Vulnerability thematic mapping application.
C. Mark Dunning , PhD ; Susan E. Durden
Feb 2013

NTIS: 

Volume: 1
Total Volumes: 1

Pages: 34

2013-WHT-01     

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