FutureWater has provided an assessment of the hydrological characteristics of the Rio Bravo in Mexico for the World Bank.

The basin drains an area of over 600000 km2 about 50% of which lies in Mexico. The basin suffers heavily from overexploited aquifers and surface waters due to intensive irrigation and a rapidly growing (urban) population. In close collaboration with our partner WaterWatch we have adapted a method which uses Remote Sensing to calibrate the hydrological simulation model SWAT with high accuracy. The developed toolbox was used to quantify the major hydrological processes in the basin and give a first indication of potential water savings through evapotranspiration reduction.

More information can be found on the project website.