Project 4.3: Rainwater harvesting, managed aquifer recharge and sustaining environmental baseflow

This subproject aims at investigating the cumulative and complementary effects of two water sources (RWH and MAR) to mitigate water scarcity across the region. It will identify the most appropriate locations to implement the respective measures. Investigations will largely be based on existing knowledge and data and will be model supported, i.e., findings will be fed into the TRAIN-ZIN model which will evaluate the hydrological effects of the analyzed, small-scale measures on basin and regional scales, with special regard to expected water shortages from climate change. The model will highlight possible negative effects of RWH. More intense water harvesting in headwaters might reduce available water downstream which is then lost for managed aquifer recharge or for sustaining river baseflow. Application of the TRAIN-ZIN model will enable the creation of suitability maps for RWH and MAR across the Lower Jordan River Basin (LJRB) and also will help to develop probable options for sustaining environmental baseflow in the Lower Jordan River (SEB).

Project 4.3.1: Rainwater harvesting (RWH)

Project 4.3.2: Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) - Sustaining environmental baseflow (SEB)

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