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and to provide access to the IWR Planning Suite download site.
Developed in partnership with the
Social Sciences Institute of the
Natural Resources Conservation Service,
IWR Planning Suite was initially designed
to assist with the formulation and comparison of alternative plans
for ecosystem restoration and watershed planning studies. However,
the program can be applied to planning studies addressing a wide
variety of problems.
Briefly, IWR Planning Suite assists with plan formulation by combining user-defined
solutions to planning problems and calculating the effects of each
combination, or "plan." The program can assist with
plan comparison by conducting cost
effectiveness and incremental
cost analyses, identifying the plans which are best financial
investments and displaying the effects of each on a range of decision
variables. For a more detailed explanation of IWR Planning Suite's capabilities,
click on the General Info button of the navigation chart above.
and installation instructions
are provided by clicking on the Software
Info button of the navigation bar above.
IWR Planning Suite is free to the public. We encourage its use and welcome user
feedback. Future software
enhancements and capabilities are scheduled. As these modifications
are completed and tested, they will be incorporated into new versions
of the software and made available from the download site. New versions
will be announced on the News
Board. Check the News Board regularly for information about future
IWR Planning Suite updates.