Risk-Based Operational Water Management for the Incomati River Basin

  • Partners: Mondlane University, KOBWA
  • Donor: Stichting IHE
  • Donor Programme: UNESCO-IHE Partnership Research Fund - part of DUPC
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

This project aims to assist water managers and stakeholders in identifying, implementing and continuously adjusting efficient allocation policies in a dynamic and uncertain hydrologic environment. Therefore, an innovative policy support system will be developed that integrates the physical, social and economical dimensions of the allocation problem while explicitly considering the hydrologic and climate uncertainties. This policy support system will improve the quality of information upon which managers can develop hedging strategies in order to reduce the risk exposure of the various water users. This policy support system will be developed and tested for the Incomati river basin.