Multiobjective Operation of Zambezi River Reservoirs

Gandolfi, C. & Salewicz, K.A. (1990). Multiobjective Operation of Zambezi River Reservoirs. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-90-031

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A three-year study on the development of decision support tools for management of large international rivers was conducted by the Water Resources Project of the Environment Program at IIASA. Main focus of the study was the Zambezi river basin in Africa, which is shared by eight riparian countries. One of the many problems that those countries are facing at present in that of the operation of large reservoirs. Reservoirs are used primarily for the generation of hydroelectric power, which for some of the countries in the region is the main source of energy. Hence, efficient operation of the reservoirs is vital from the economic point of view. With the operation formulations of such reservoirs the study also attempts to incorporate directly environmental objectives.

The results of the study should be of interest not only to those of the scientific community dealing with problems of reservoir operation, but also to those practicing water management in African countries.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Environment Program - Core (ENC)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:13

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