Research and Development

Specific research activities are required to forecast trends in water resources availability and use, stakeholder roles and perceptions, as well as the recharge mechanisms of important groundwater aquifers in the basin. (It is anticipated that the growing water scarcity in the basin will gradually move users to groundwater resources, and hence, the PBWO needs to study them in detail). Modeling and forecasting will need to be done by a short-term consultancy. Currently there are studies/researches on surface water and groundwater modeling which involve international and local (basin staff – in job training) experts for guiding future plan (preparation of IWRMD) and water allocation tool (DSS Tool).