Presenter/Author Information

R. A. Letcher
A. J. Jakeman
B. F. W. Croke

Keywords

water allocation, conceptual framework, integrated assessment, integrated water resources management

Start Date

1-7-2004 12:00 AM

Description

Nodal network approaches are a common framework for considering water allocation problems. In this type of model framework, a river basin is represented as a series of nodes, where nodes generally represent key points of extraction along the stream. Agricultural production and other water use decisions generally interact with the stream system in two ways: they can affect the generation of runoff and thus the volume of water reaching the stream; or, they may involve direct extraction or use of streamflow once it has reached the stream. This paper provides a generalised conceptual framework for considering these types of interactions and their representation in integrated water allocation models.

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A Generalised Conceptual Framework for Integrated Assessment Modelling of Water Resource Management Issues

Nodal network approaches are a common framework for considering water allocation problems. In this type of model framework, a river basin is represented as a series of nodes, where nodes generally represent key points of extraction along the stream. Agricultural production and other water use decisions generally interact with the stream system in two ways: they can affect the generation of runoff and thus the volume of water reaching the stream; or, they may involve direct extraction or use of streamflow once it has reached the stream. This paper provides a generalised conceptual framework for considering these types of interactions and their representation in integrated water allocation models.