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Basin Water Allocation Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Basin Allocation Planning

Basin Water Allocation Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Basin Allocation Planning
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources of China (GIWP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). May 2013
  • This publication focuses on the allocation of water at the basin scale and the granting of regional water shares; that is, the allocation of water from a common resource - typically a shared river - between different administrative regions. In many cases, bulk regional water allocation planning is undertaken at the basin level, and this forms the primary focus of this book. This book covers issues related to both surface and groundwater. However, given the emphasis on regional sharing arrangements, more attention is paid to surface water issues, which are generally the focus of basin-level water allocation agreements. The document consists of two parts. Part A introduces the philosophy and key elements of the water allocation process, and describes a framework for the allocation of water at a basin scale. Part B provides a more detailed description of some of the key steps involved in implementing the allocation framework. It includes chapters on approaches to determining the water available for allocation; assessing environmental water requirements, and approaches to implementing these through allocation plans; and the use of economic modelling and assessments to support water allocation planning.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Water allocation, Water management, Water planning
  • Main target audience: Basin auhorities, Project planners, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Good practices, Guidebook, Lessons learned, Methodology, Recommendations
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Published in 2015