Participatory Planning for Improving Water Use Efficiency in River Basins

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Sponsor: 
U.S. Agency for International Development
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
3 February 2014
End Date: 
31 July 2015

In the Middle East and North Africa, integrated water resources management (IWRM) is an essential tool to mitigate water scarcity exacerbated by global warming, demographics, economic growth, and changing expectations. Unfortunately, the IWRM approach underestimates the importance of uncertainty in water planning and policy making, leading to difficulty in implementing IWRM plans.
 
This project seeks to address this challenge through the application of an innovative framework for decision making under uncertain conditions. The research project will be conducted in three pilot watersheds — in Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia — to apply the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) decision support tool. Using WEAP as an analytical engine, the project will analyze water system performance based on current climate variability and water use patterns, develop water decision support tools to identify strategies to improve future system performance under conditions of change, and disseminate the conclusions of the project both nationally and internationally.  
 
For the latest updates, visit the WEAP Team Portal.
 

Research Results and Progress Reports

Progress Report: April - June 2015

Posted: 18 September 2015 | Progress Report

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Progress Report: January - March 2015

Posted: 17 September 2015 | Progress Report

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Progress Report: October - December 2014

Posted: 26 January 2015 | Progress Report

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Progress Report: July - September 2014

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Progress Report

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