News Update on Water Resources Management: March – 2020

Integrated Water Resources Management: A Reassessment

The concept of integrated water resources management (IWRM) has been around for some 60 years. It was rediscovered by some in the 1990s. While at a first glance, the concept of IWRM looks attractive, a deeper analysis brings out many problems, both in concept and implementation, especially for meso- to macro-scale projects. The definition of IWRM continues to be amorphous, and there is no agreement on fundamental issues like what aspects should be integrated, how, by whom, or even if such integration in a wider sense is possible. [1]

Sustainable Water Resources Management

Defining and measuring sustainability is a major challenge. This article argues these limitations need not stop us from trying to identify and value the possible impacts of what we are doing, or are thinking about doing, over time periods much longer than the lives of our investments, or even of the lives of those of us living today. Sustainability is a relative concept that must be applied in an environment undergoing multiple changes, changes that are occurring over different temporal and spatial scales. We depend on our water resource systems for our survival and welfare. [2]

AN INEXACT TWO-STAGE STOCHASTIC PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY

An inexact two-stage stochastic programming (ITSP) model is proposed for water resources management under uncertainty. The model is a hybrid of inexact optimization and two-stage stochastic programming. It can reflect not only uncertainties expressed as probability distributions but also those being available as intervals. The solution meth od for ITSP is computationally effective, which makes it applicable to practical problems. The ITSP is applied to a hypothetical case study of water resources system operation. [3]

On Application of Two- Stage Stochastic Fully Fuzzy Linear Programming for Water Resources Management Optimization

In this paper, a two- stage stochastic fully fuzzy linear programming is developed for a management problem in terms of water resources allocations to illustrate the applicability of a proposed approach.A proposed approach converts the problem into a triple- objective problem and then a weighting method is utilized for solving it. [4]

Local Capacity Building and Partnership Development for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin – Lessons from the Activities of HJKYB Trust Fund, Damaturu, Yobe State

This paper examines the endemic and persistent water resources management problems facing the Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin (HJKYB) and how the problems cripple livelihoods and sustainable water resources management in the basin. It goes on to outline the various efforts dedicated by all range of stakeholders to solving them. [5]

Reference

[1] Biswas, A.K., 2004. Integrated water resources management: a reassessment: a water forum contribution. Water international, 29(2), pp.248-256.

[2] Loucks, D.P., 2000. Sustainable water resources management. Water international, 25(1), pp.3-10.

[3] Huang, G.H. and Loucks, D.P., 2000. An inexact two-stage stochastic programming model for water resources management under uncertainty. Civil Engineering Systems, 17(2), pp.95-118.

[4] Khalifa, H. A. and Al- Shabi, M. (2018) “On Application of Two- Stage Stochastic Fully Fuzzy Linear Programming for Water Resources Management Optimization”, Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science, 29(6), pp. 1-11. doi: 10.9734/JAMCS/2018/44774.

[5] Abdullahi Hadejia, I. and Boso, B. (2017) “Local Capacity Building and Partnership Development for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin – Lessons from the Activities of HJKYB Trust Fund, Damaturu, Yobe State”, Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 3(4), pp. 1-11. doi: 10.9734/ARJASS/2017/26221.

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