RIVERTWIN - A Regional Model for Integrated Water Management in Twinned River Basins
The project RIVERTWIN developed, adjusted and tested a framework for an integrated regional model to be used for the strategic planning of water resources management in river basins under contrasting ecological, social and economic conditions.
Target (case study) river basins were located in Germany, Uzbekistan and Benin Republic; respectively the Neckar basin, Oume basin and Chirchik basin. In each river basin the developed model framework was used to perform simulation runs of scenario options which has been previously defined in cooperation with relevant stakeholder groups and to quantify their impact on selected water and land use indicators. The scenario options took into account global and regional climatic changes, socio-economic perspectives and interventions in the water and agricultural sector. The regional model shall assist planning authorities and decision makers to assess impacts.