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Title: Modelling of water resources: water balance, water use and water security
Authors: Ratnaweera, Prasanna
Kulatunga, Gamini
Sriyananda, H.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: RATNAWEERA, P. ... et al, 2006. Modelling of water resources: water balance, water use and water security. IN: Fisher, J. (ed). Sustainable development of water resources, water supply and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-17 November 2006, pp. 271-274.
Abstract: This paper presents three interacting models that facilitate the establishment of water management policies targeting sustainable and equitable use of water. For a given sub-basin, the water balance model attempts to establish the balance of water flows across the system boundary. Considering the whole system, the inflows have to balance the outflows. However, the water use model, set inside the system, allows for water within the system to be used many times over, thus increasing water availability. The water security model defines a multi-dimensional metric for water security depending on the water use model. The model structure allows for compatibility across boundaries, enabling construction of a composite mode for a basin, and hence a model for the country considering trans-basin exchanges.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/29668
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