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Water Management Balance as a Tool for Analysis of a River Basin with Conflicting Environmental and Navigational Water Demands: An Example of the Warta Mouth National Park, Poland

Chair of Environment Protection and Management, Faculty of Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 20, 00-663 Warszawa, Poland
Academic Editors: Andrzej Walega and Tamara Tokarczyk
Water 2021, 13(24), 3628; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243628
Received: 26 October 2021 / Revised: 8 December 2021 / Accepted: 14 December 2021 / Published: 16 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydrology in Water Resources Management)
Allocating finite water resources between different water uses is always a challenging task. Searching for a solution which satisfies the water needs (requirements) of all water users without compromising the water requirements of river ecosystems calls for analyzing different water management options and their expected consequences. Water management balances are usually used for comparison of water resources with the needs of water users. When aquatic and water dependent ecosystems are considered in a similar manner as other users, searching for the optimum water resources allocation, without neglecting requirements of the natural environment, is possible. This paper describes basic modeling assumptions and methodological solutions, which allow for taking into account some tasks related to the protection of aquatic and water dependent ecosystems. The water balance model, developed for a catchment comprising the Warta Mouth National Park, was applied to find out whether supplying adequate amounts of water for conservation (or restoration) of wet meadows and wetland habitats in the area is possible, while still satisfying the demands of other water users. View Full-Text
Keywords: water requirements of aquatic and water dependent ecosystems; water resources allocation; water balance model water requirements of aquatic and water dependent ecosystems; water resources allocation; water balance model
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Pusłowska-Tyszewska, D. Water Management Balance as a Tool for Analysis of a River Basin with Conflicting Environmental and Navigational Water Demands: An Example of the Warta Mouth National Park, Poland. Water 2021, 13, 3628. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243628

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Pusłowska-Tyszewska D. Water Management Balance as a Tool for Analysis of a River Basin with Conflicting Environmental and Navigational Water Demands: An Example of the Warta Mouth National Park, Poland. Water. 2021; 13(24):3628. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243628

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Pusłowska-Tyszewska, Dorota. 2021. "Water Management Balance as a Tool for Analysis of a River Basin with Conflicting Environmental and Navigational Water Demands: An Example of the Warta Mouth National Park, Poland" Water 13, no. 24: 3628. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243628

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