Water Shortage

A precipitation deficit combined with overexploitation of water resources can result in large scale water shortage and drought. Methods which employ strategic decision support in order balance water demand and water supply are being increasingly used throughout the world.

The challenge

In Australia 2005 highlighted the effects of water shortage while at the same time worldwide problems related to water shortage are on the increase and political conflicts about water allocation are becoming more common. It is essential that adequate plans are in place to prepare for water shortages and evaluation of the chances of future droughts.

The approach

FutureWater has developed the FUTUREVIEW method to evaluate water shortage problems in agriculture, while for basin wide water shortage investigations FutureWater uses the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) instrument.

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