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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (2019)

Assessment of water-energy-food nexus in Urmia Lake Basin : towards integrated planning and decision making for basin management

Bakhshianlamouki, Elham

Titre : Assessment of water-energy-food nexus in Urmia Lake Basin : towards integrated planning and decision making for basin management

Auteur : Bakhshianlamouki, Elham

Université de soutenance : UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2019

Résumé partiel
Water scarcity exacerbated with growing demand for water by different sectors has created major environmental, social, and economic challenges for water governance in Urmia Lake Basin, Iran. Tackling this problem calls for an integrated approach that considers the basin as a system with several interconnected elements where any change in one of them will affect other parts as well. Water, Food, and Energy nexus is an approach that can be used to address the interconnection among sectors of a system and the complex mechanism of it. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the influence of the plausible scenarios on the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the Urmia Lake Basin. In this study, a System Dynamic Model was developed to simulate the interactions between different effective variables in water, food, and energy sectors, Urmia Lake and local socio-economic state of the basin. Then, the effect of a number of scenarios on Urmia Lake and the basin were assessed by developed SD model. Indeed, in these scenarios the effect of future meteorological data (precipitation and evaporation), increasing the irrigation efficiency, different ratios of the farmer collaboration, recharging different percentage of the return flow to the lake, buying different portion of agricultural water right for Urmia Lake, reviving only a portion of the lake surface area and the projected values of the domestic and industrial water demand, on the lake were analysed.

Sujets  : water-energy-food nexus decision making Iran

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