From Northern California Water Association Multi-benefit water management is the hallmark for the Sacramento River Basin as shown in the following document. Single purpose water management that drives much of the public discourse on water is a relic of the last century. The water resources managers in the region are advancing multi-benefit water management approaches that meet multiple needs as water flows through the region, which include cities, farms, fish, birds, other wildlife, recreation, and hydropower. In pursuing sustainable water management in the 21st Century, water resources managers also rely on multi-disciplinary approaches to serve multi-benefits, which includes engineering, biology, accounting, hydrology, modelling, hydrogeology and law. (more).