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National security strategy for U.S. water

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2 Author(s)
Mathews, R. ; Center for Strategic Advancement of Telematics and Informatics (CSATI), HI, USA ; Spencer, C.

Being adept at crafting national policy inherently demands that those at the table have a deep and comprehensive understanding of problem areas, and of historical details associated with progress that has been made, and that which has yet to be made. Undertaking the task of crafting national strategies, or engaging in policy discussions without possessing the prerequisites can predictably produce a variety of nationally degrading effects. Those effects include mounting public costs associated with irrational policy mis-adventures, lost opportunity costs that may not ever be recoverable, remediation costs, and costs associated with detrimental impacts on select demographies, or whole populations. Such is the story of US National Security Strategy for the Water Sector. When crafting a national policy schematic to encompass the 'water sector,' the manner in which water is to be available, the types of, and quantities of water needed for human consumption - cannot be items in a side-parlor discussion, nor can key environmental considerations that have the potential to affect the quality and quantity of water the human race will need. Solutions are difficult to conceive and much less implement, in large part due to an imposing public perception that high complexity has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, and that complexity presents an insurmountable eventuality. Such a perception has carried on creating a monolithic sensation, a mental impression, and a standing and unchallenged political justification for inaction in the face of multiple escalating challenges, with the titanic potential to amount to great national consequences. This body of work recounts certain shortfalls in the analyses - used to conceive and place into service, the US National Security Strategy for the Water Sector. Additionally, a reformed and renewed 'cooperative engineering' orientation capable of delivering an efficient, effective, beneficial and complete National Security Strategy policy- - framework in introduced - drawn from the need for tightly coupled interoperability amongst multiple variables/entities in the national strategy spaces, policy spaces and the operational spaces, with strong considerations of historicals.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

November-December 2008

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