The objective is to give to the different decision makers (Governments, Local and Regional Authorities, Basin and Sub-Basin Organizations, Operators) a tool to appreciate water demand and supplies, and their interdependencies in the finest way.
The tool allows to assess:
Territorial pressures. The issues and strategies to pursue in relation to the available resources are complex and only a tool for decision support at the right level can fit. Thus, policies to reduce dependence upon the so-called natural supply such as rainfall, available soil or surface water may be introduced. Similarly, the peak of demand causing an imbalance in supply / demand can be smoothed.
Decision support. By introducing an approach to development of competing water uses decision may be made by policymakers on territorial uses as well as structural measures to implement. Strategies of consistent management of the resource may well emerge from the analysis and understanding of consumption patterns.
Forward-thinking strategies. The ex-ante planning of resource availability also makes it possible to take into account future climate trends such as climate change and will thus provide action plans to avoid conflicts of use.
Thus the tool can respond to both short-term ’healing’ objectives, but also ensure long-term vision to define regional consistent and well-informed strategies and policies.
Appreciate water demand and supplies, and their interdependencies in the finest way.
Identify territorial pressures
Forward thinking strategies