Planning an Agricultural Waste Management System (AWMS) involves the same process used for any type of natural resource management system.
This information can help them recognize the need to develop an AWMS that will protect the resource base.
To plan an AWMS that is acceptable and will be implemented, the planner must determine the decision makers' objectives early in the planning process.
The planner must assure that the resource inventory data are complete to the extent that they can be used to develop alternatives for a proposed AWMS. This requires an inventory based on compilation of data from many different sources.
This can be best accomplished by viewing an AWMS as having six functions.
Alternative AWMSs are formed based on the analysis of the inventory data as cataloged into one of the six functions of an AWMS. A more complete discussion of these six functions is presented in the next section.
The planner can help decision makers by providing approved detailed construction drawings and specifications for facilities, specific operation and maintenance plans for each component, and information on cost sharing programs, low interest loans, and other opportunities or conditions, such as pending laws, that may affect the decision to implement the AWMS installation.
Changing demands, growth, and technological advances create a need to evaluate an AWMS to update objectives and modify plans.
An AWM spokesman said: "A study was carried out into the potential of Tyseley as a location for resource recovery and an environmental enterprise park, but that's as far as it went.
"Tyseley will still be the focus of a re- source recovery programme being developed by AWM."
* AWM said it is still supporting a waste recovery programme in the area.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS WHICH WILL GET FUNDING Hydrogen fuel research wiil go ahead with or without AWM funding.