WIT Press


Managing Conflicts In Water Resources Allocation: The Case Of Urumia Lake Basin, Iran

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RBM130131

Volume

172

Pages

13

Page Range

153 - 165

Published

2013

Size

327 kb

Author(s)

S. Oloumi Zad, W. Ravesteijn, L. Hermans & E. van Beek

Abstract

Lake Urumia is a salt lake located in the northwest of Iran. During the past 14 years, increased water demand and droughts have led to severe environmental degradation combined with a drop of about 5m in the lake’s water level. This paper presents the results of a case study carried out to contribute to the development of a roadmap aimed at reaching a sustainable water allocation in the basin. A combination of the Large Technological System approach and the Graph model for conflict resolution is used to provide a clear picture of the basin and the stakeholders involved, including their activities, and to study their behaviour in order to identify strategies for achieving a sustainable outcome. Keywords: socio-technical systems, Graph model for conflict resolution, stakeholder involvement, sustainable water resources allocation, Lake Urumia.

Keywords

Keywords: socio-technical systems, Graph model for conflict resolution,stakeholder involvement, sustainable water resources allocation, Lake Urumia.