Services - Water Resources Planning
EkoSource Insight has the ability to apply a range of Water Resources Planning Models to resolve Water Allocation and Planning Challenges
Water resource management is the activity of planning, developing, allocating and managing the optimum use of water resources. Water resource planning studies for short, medium to long term or water allocation plan, encompasses a number of activities or assessments. These assessments include:
Determine available water in the catchment from observed information or using hydrological models ( preferably using fully physical based models)
Determine water use in the catchment from observed information ( e.g. water meters, satellite information) or using hydrological models
Assess water availability of catchments or determine water yield of the system
Develop operating rules based the country institutional arrangement for optimum and equitable water use to advance social and economic progress
The assessment of water availability involves historical and stochastic determination of reservoirs and systems yield as well as the risk of water scarcity in future due climate variability and climate change. Ekosource has been involved in a number of water resource studies, and some of the projects are discussed below.