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Challenges in assessing the regional feasibility of local water storage


Nikkels, MJ and van Oel, PR and Meinke, H and Hellegers, PJGJ, Challenges in assessing the regional feasibility of local water storage, Water International, 44, (8) pp. 854-870. ISSN 0250-8060 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/02508060.2019.1656429


The regional effects of local water storage are largely unknown. This study identifies, categorizes and discusses the challenges in assessing the potential of local water storage. These are illustrated using a structured method applied to a Dutch case. We conclude that the focus must shift from storage 'potential' (the quantity of water that can be stored) to storage 'feasibility', which depends on exploitability, purpose and interactions between storage alternatives. Spatial and temporal scale also influence feasibility. Finally, farmers' investment preferences are a factor, though these are shrouded in uncertainty. This overview is a first step towards improving storage assessment tools and processes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:local water storage, agricultural water management, storage feasibility, scale issues, Netherlands
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Other biological sciences
Research Field:Other biological sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Meinke, H (Professor Holger Meinke)
ID Code:152280
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:College Office - CoSE
Deposited On:2022-08-16
Last Modified:2022-08-16

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