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- WIS > Biota and Ecosystems > Support to Phase 2 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview
Support to Phase 2 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Plan: Overview
- Author:Bennie Haasbroek
- Post date:24 October, 2013
- Categories:Biota and Ecosystems,Climate,Economy and Society,Infrastructure,Integrated Water Resources Management,Policy, Legislation and Strategies,Surface Water Resources,Water Use
The main objectives of this consultancy were to enlarge and improve the existing models for the Orange-Senqu Basin, so that they incorporated all of the essential components in the four Basin States and are accepted by each Basin State.
These models must be capable of providing the current and likely future information needs of ORASECOM. This will involve being able to assess the implications of additional water resource development options to achieve water security in each Basin State – including possible changes to operating rules for water supply and storage infrastructure.
This will ensure that ORASECOM is able to demonstrate that its operations are aligned with the principles embodied in the SADC Water Protocol.
The Project included 6 work packages that are described below (for more information about the work packages, please click on the title):
WP 1: Development of Integrated Orange-Senqu River Basin Model
Objectives: To enlarge and improve existing models so that they incorporate all essential components in all four States and are accepted by each State
WP 2: Updating and Extension of Orange-Senqu Hydrology
Objectives: Updating of hydrological data, hands-on capacity building in each basin state for generation of reliable hydrological data including the evaluation of national databases.
WP 3: Preparation and development of integrated water resources quality management plan
Objectives: Build on Phase 1 initial assessment to propose water quality management plan, based on monitoring of agreed water quality variables at selected key points
WP 4: Assessment of global climate change
Objectives: Several objectives leading to assessment of adaptation needs
WP 5: Assessment of Environmental Requirements
Objectives: Several objectives leading to management and monitoring
system responsive to environmental flow allocation
WP 6: Water Demand management in irrigation sector
Objectives: To arrive at recommendations on best management practices in
irrigation sector and enhanced productive use of water
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Mckenzie, R. et al. 2011 Overall Project Executive Summary: Support to Phase 2 of the ORASECOM Basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management Plan
Spatial Data (GIS) data generated during this project
- Tags:adaptation to climate change, adaptive capacities, capacity building, climate change, evaluation, gauging networks, GIS, hydrological model, irrigation, IWRM, IWRMP, monitoring environmental flows, natural flow, present ecological state, rainfall. natural runoff, socio-economic, spatial data, water balance, Water Quality, water quality model, water quality monitoring, water resource model, yield
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