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Adapt planning and operation of large dams to social needs and environmental constraints - an integrated water resource management study in the Zambezi Basin

The goal of the interdisciplinary ADAPT project is to enhance the scientific basis of integrated water resource management (IWRM) by developing new models that can be used to improve the operation of existing large hydraulic structures and in designing future schemes. These models will incorporate new concepts of multi-objective optimization and real-time control. The approach will be calibrated with novel data resources and used to investigate the large reservoirs and wetlands in the Zambezi River Basin, but will be readily adaptable to other complex river basin systems.

Together with African partner institutions, the ADAPT project will:

ADAPT Organization

The ADAPT project is organized into two modules ADAPT Schematic PDF

Research at the basin-scale
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Reservoir-Wetland interactions
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Field activities
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2009-2010

2011-2012

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Project collaborators: B. Wehrli (ETH, Eawag), T. Bernauer (ETH) W. Kinzelbach (ETH), P. Edwards (ETH), A. Schleiss (EPFL), A Wüest (Eawag), D. Senn (ETH, Eawag).

African partners:

Funding:
CCES, Eawag
Contact: Dr. Jasmin Mertens
+41 44 632 54 89
 
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