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River Basin Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin Planning

River Basin Planning. Principles, Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin 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 document is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of the process and frameworks of basin planning, to provide some guidance on the specific techniques and methodologies available to assist the basin planning process, and to describe how and when these techniques might be used. This volume is divided into two sections. Part A provides an overview of the main approaches and techniques for basin planning. It starts with an overview of the historical evolution and development of basin planning, and highlights contemporary live issues in basin planning. It then provides an overview of the characteristics of modern basin planning, the contents of and process for developing basin plans, and issues around environmental planning. Part B provides a more detailed description of some of the key techniques involved in basin planning. These include conducting a situation assessment, the process of developing a basin plan, addressing uncertainty, techniques for identifying objectives and balancing trade-offs, and developing thematic plans.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: River Basin Management, Water allocation, Water management, Water planning
  • Main target audience: Basin auhorities, Project planners, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidelines, Manual, Methodology, Recommendations
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Published in 2015