Seasonal Water Management for Semiarid Areas
SaWaM – Seasonal Water Resources Management
Regionalized Global Data and Transfer to Practise
It is expected that until 2025 approximately 1.8 billion people will suffer from absolute water scarcity. In order to deal with this projected development, scientists and decision makers rely their planning more and more on global hydrometeorological data sets, remote-sensing products or global model systems, as the number of in situ gauges is significantly decreasing.
Die Wasserversorgung ist aufgrund der regional sehr variablen Wasserverfügbarkeit für etwa 80% der Weltbevölkerung (4,8 Mrd. Menschen) potentiell unsicher (Vörösmarty et al., 2010). Bis 2025 werden voraussichtlich 1,8 Mrd. Menschen unter absoluter Wasserknappheit (<500m³/Person/Jahr) leben more...
Sudan - Upper Atbara Dam and Gash River:
For the Sudan Development Region, two projects are investigated within the framework of the research project, 1) the Upper Atbara dam project and 2) the Gash River in Kassala. The multipurpose project Upper Utbara dam project is currently the largest infrastructure project which is under construction in Sudan. more
Iran - Development areas Karun and Lake Urmia:
The highlands of Iran are in the shadow of the Alborz and Zagros mountains. Therefore, about 73% of the area of Iran in arid or semi-arid zones with low humidity, and large fluctuations in annual rainfall is. more
Brazil - Extended catchment area of São Francisco,
North-eastern and Central Brazil
The study area covers the São Francisco catchment of 641,000 km2 and with 13 million inhabitants it is one of the most important river basins in Brazil (Fig. 7). Much of the area is part of the so called “dry-polygon" of the country. more
This project was financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the financial assistance agreement No 02WGR1421.