2Model Development and Distribution Organizations

The Model Development Community

A number of software packages that are popular in many areas of business, engineering, science, education, and other professional fields are also used extensively in water resources planning and management. Several such computer programs are cited in Chapter 3. These proprietary programs are developed and marketed for commercial profit by private enterprise. The software products can be purchased from local retail stores as well as from the software development companies.

The majority of the water management models noted in this book are public domain software packages developed under the auspices of federal agencies. In some cases, the models were developed in ...

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