Spatial Tools for River basins and Environment and Analysis of Management options
Development of an Integrated River Basin Management Tool based on GIS techniques for the purpose of analysing and developing management strategies in large Transboundary River Basins.
|Subject(s)||METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID|
|Geographical coverage||Netherlands, India, Bangladesh|
|Budget (in €)||0|
|Programme||The National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management (RIKZ)|
|Objectives||STREAM is an instrument for
river basin studies with emphasis on management aspects. It can be used to
assess the present water availability in the basin and compare these to
future demands of water resources. It furthermore enables the analysis of
water resource related 'issues and processes' in a river basin by
identifying the key interrelated water resource issues.
STREAM is built around a spatial distributed hydrological model for simulating the water balance in larger river basins. Current modules comprise saltwater intrusion in the delta, an ecological module for mangrove habitats and socio-economic scenario development. This GIS based model allows for the analysis of vulnerability to exogenous influences like climate change and human interventions such as de- and afforestation, irrigation and dredging.
STREAM is used to assess the impacts of these changes on the natural resources of the basin and the use of these resources by the population within the basin. STREAM enables rapid water resources assessment and is designed to be applied on any river basin.
|Period||[01/01/1994 - 31/12/2000]|