Managing water for the future: Can web-based river basin assessments show the way forward?
An innovative web-based platform combines hydrological modelling and stakeholder input to create a part tool, part game to improve management of river basins in Southeast Asia: Supporting Water Resources Management (SWARM).
The SERVIR-Mekong project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is developing the SWARM platform to support sustainable management of water resources in the Lower Mekong region. As part of the SWARM platform, SERVIR-Mekong is informing the development of two catchment case studies in Vietnam (the Ca and Srepok catchments) with future plans to expand to Huai Sai Bat in Thailand and Chindwin in Myanmar. The SERVIR-Mekong consortium, which includes the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the Stockholm Environment Institute, is co-developing a Srepok catchment tool with the Vietnam National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI). NAWAPI will use the platform to assess different water allocation scenarios to inform their overall basin development strategies. Read more