Water balance study training manual
Carmona Moreno, Cesar
PublisherLuxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
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There is widespread recognition that water resources, including groundwater and surface water, are coming under pressure from increasing demand of water uses. Water supply systems have often been developed in an unsustainable way, threatening vital social and economic developments. As a result many governments have been reforming water resources management to adopt the approach known as Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). An important objective of this training manual is to address the factors that influence water storage and how water can be used in the most beneficial way based on available water budget which is the output from a water balance study. The goal of this manual is to introduce the broader framework of water management to be used by the water engineers/professionals, mangers so that they can identify the various challenges of water management and take appropriate measure to mitigate or eliminate the problems. Various tools have been introduced to estimate water budget, pros and cons of each tools were discussed. The manual also highlight the impact of climate change on water sector and various adaptive measures that can be used as potential mitigation measures. It also emphasis the issue of public participation and various stakeholders’ roles for water management. Finally it explains the importance on information management for processing various hydrological data and the process of disseminating information among various stake holders.
Citation“Shams, Shariar; Chen, Daoyi; Arevalo, Juan; Leone, Andrea; Carmona Moreno, Cesar. 2013. Water balance study training manual. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.”
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