Development of the Drought & Water Supply
Nina Nichols, Sanjit Kundu and Tracy Bouvette
An assessment instrument was developed to support collection of
water use and storage data and water user opinion. The instrument
needed to be comprehensive, easy-to-use and ultimately capable of
capturing critical water information from each region of the state
while also providing a vehicle to the State for strategic guidance
on a myriad of drought and water issues. A properly crafted questionnaire,
or instrument, not only had to allow for essential end analysis
(including statistical testing and segmentation), but also had to
maximize potential participation by being user friendly.
Instrument development included a combined effort of question development
and review by a technical team, followed by a pilot testing period.
A group of 28 representative water users drawn from public and private
entities and water districts that reviewed the instrument development
formed the pilot test group for the assessment. An overview of the
development of the assessment instrument is provided in this chapter.
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