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A Water Resources Planning Tool for the Jordan River Basin
Stockholm Environment Institute, Kräftriket 2b, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
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Received: 3 May 2011; in revised form: 8 June 2011 / Accepted: 15 June 2011 / Published: 27 June 2011
Abstract: The Jordan River basin is subject to extreme and increasing water scarcity. Management of transboundary water resources in the basin is closely intertwined with political conflicts in the region. We have jointly developed with stakeholders and experts from the riparian countries, a new dynamic consensus database and—supported by hydro-climatological model simulations and participatory scenario exercises in the GLOWA (Global Change and the Hydrological Cycle) Jordan River project—a basin-wide Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) tool, which will allow testing of various unilateral and multilateral adaptation options under climate and socio-economic change. We present its validation and initial (climate and socio-economic) scenario analyses with this budget and allocation tool, and invite further adaptation and application of the tool for specific Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) problems.
Keywords: Jordan River; climate change; water database; scenario development; water management
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Hoff, H.; Bonzi, C.; Joyce, B.; Tielbörger, K. A Water Resources Planning Tool for the Jordan River Basin. Water 2011, 3, 718-736.
Hoff H, Bonzi C, Joyce B, Tielbörger K. A Water Resources Planning Tool for the Jordan River Basin. Water. 2011; 3(3):718-736.
Hoff, Holger; Bonzi, Christopher; Joyce, Brian; Tielbörger, Katja. 2011. "A Water Resources Planning Tool for the Jordan River Basin." Water 3, no. 3: 718-736.