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WRRCPR No.94-03 Water Supply and Demand Problems in Rapidly Growing Small Islands

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Title: WRRCPR No.94-03 Water Supply and Demand Problems in Rapidly Growing Small Islands
Authors: Miwa, Nobuya
Keywords: water supply development
water management
domestic water
reverse osmosis
water conveyance
show 5 morewater blending
rainwater catchment

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LC Subject Headings: Water quality management -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Water quality management -- Japan -- Okinawa-ken.
Water quality management -- Northern Mariana Islands -- Saipan.
Water-supply -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Water-supply -- Japan -- Okinawa-ken.
show 1 moreWater-supply -- Northern Mariana Islands -- Saipan.
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Issue Date: Sep 1993
Publisher: Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Miwa N. 1993. Water supply and demand problems in rapidly growing small islands. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC project report, 94-03.
Series/Report no.: WRRC Project Reports
Abstract: Water resources management is one of the key issues that affect the long-term sustainability of economic development and growth of small island communities. To gain perspective on this issue for Saipan, the basic water supply and demand conditions were examined with reference to comparable conditions on O'ahu and Okinawa. Water balance flow charts were designed for this purpose. Limited storage capacity and deteriorating water quality Saipan are major constraints in the potential for expanding water supplies for the future. The long-term potential for a water-blending strategy under a unified management system to offset these physical constraints depends on a more comprehensive institutional strategy for water resources management. In order to satisfy the necessary conditions for sustainable economic growth, a diversified strategy of direct and indirect tools of control needs to be designed and forced to secure a safe minimum standard of water conservation for Saipan.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey Grant/Contract No. 14-08-0001-G1558
Pages/Duration: x + 61 pages
Appears in Collections:WRRC Project Reports

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