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Case studies and examples

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Required case studies

  • Case study of one internationally shared water resource and the role of different stakeholders in attempting to find a resolution
  • Case study of contemporary dam building expansion in one major drainage basin
  • Case study of one recent IDBM plan
  • Case study of the future possibilities for one wetland area
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Required detailed examples

  • Two contrasting detailed examples of flood mitigation of drainage basins
  • Detailed examples to illustrate the role of different stakeholders [Environmental consequences of agricultural activities on water quality, to include pollution (eutrophication) and irrigation (salinization)]
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Suggested examples [as an absolute minimum]

  • fw.1 Drainage basin hydrology and geomorphology
    • Examples of inputs into the drainage basin as an open system
    • Examples of outputs into the drainage basin as an open system
    • Examples of flows into the drainage basin as an open system
    • Examples of stores into the drainage basin as an open system
    • Examples of river processes of erosion, transportation and deposition
    • Named and located examples of river landforms - waterfalls, floodplains, meanders, levees and deltas
  • fw.2 Flooding and flood mitigation
    • Natural influences on hydrographs, including geology and seasonality
    • Examples of how urbanization, deforestation and channel modifications affect flood risk within a drainage basin
    • Examples of attempts at flood prediction
  • fw.3 Water scarcity and water quality
    • Examples of physical water scarcity
    • Examples of economic water scarcity
    • Examples of the growing human pressures on lakes
    • Examples of the growing human pressures on aquifers
  • fw.4 Water management futures
    • Examples of water management in different economic development contexts
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Case study revision

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fw.1 Drainage basin hydrology and geomorphology

Content and context

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fw.2 Flooding and flood mitigation

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fw.3 Water scarcity and water quality

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fw.4 Water management futures

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