Models of the Water Systems in Mauritius

Toth FL (1992). Models of the Water Systems in Mauritius. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-92-071

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Abstract

Criteria for sustainable development in terms of managing a nation's water resources include the availability of water in required quantity and appropriate quality. This paper presents a set of water models developed for the IIASA/UNFPA Mauritius Project for use as an integral part of a system of models including demographic, economic, and land use models. The paper identifies the most important factors determining the available freshwater resources in Mauritius (climate, geology, hydrology), and presents a simple approach to modelling water supply. Based largely on Mauritian data sources, the most important components of freshwater use are also identified and a model with appropriate linkages to demographic and economic processes is presented. Next, a dynamic model of water quality in the lagoons is discussed. Finally, possibilities to test various water management strategies with the model and the related scenario development procedures are presented.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 01:46
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3628

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