Author(s): Hoff, H.; Bonzi, C.; Joyce, B.; Tielbörger, K.
In: Water 3:3, 718-736.
Type: Journal article
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The Jordan River basin is subject to extreme and increasing water scarcity. Management of transboundary water resources in the basin is closely intertwined with political conflicts in the region.
A Water Resources Planning Tool for the Jordan River Basin
Working with stakeholders and experts from the riparian countries, the authors have jointly developed a new dynamic consensus database and – supported by hydro-climatological model simulations and participatory scenario exercises in the GLOWA (Global Change and the Hydrological Cycle) Jordan River project – a basin-wide Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) tool, which will allow testing of various unilateral and multilateral adaptation options under climate and socio-economic change.
They present its validation and initial (climate and socio-economic) scenario analyses with this budget and allocation tool, and invite further adaptation and application of the tool for specific integrated water resources management (IWRM) problems.
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