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Sustainable management of groundwater has become a significant problem in arid regions of the world. Low rainfall potentials coupled with the limited availability of surface water compel farmers to rely on easily extract able source of groundwater. This situation not only causes a decline in water table level but also deteriorate its quality. Research studies have highlighted that physical modeling alone is not sufficient tool for sustainable management. We proposed an approach that is based on developing a modeling tool with the assistance of local stakeholders in Rechna Doab watershed of Pakistan. Casual loop models of stake holder preferences were developed to capture the individual perceptions about the problem. System dynamic model was created based on experts and local knowledge. Preliminary results of the research will be discussed in this paper.
Stakeholder, Groundwater, System dynamics modeling, Management
Baig, A., S.O. Prasher, J. Adamowski, and Q. Zaman. 2013. A Stakeholder Assisted Dynamic Model to Facilitate Groundwater Management on a Watershed Scale. CSBE/SCGAB 2013 Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 7-10 July 2013.
Soil and Water Systems Engineering
CSBE/SCGAB 2013 Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 7-10 July 2013.
Soil and Water
Canadian Society for Bioengineering