publication . Article . 2014

Superficial Water Resource at Tempisque River Watershed, Costa Rica: Availability and Requirement Perspective

Isabel Guzmán-Arias;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014 Journal: Tecnología en Marcha (issn: 0379-3982, eissn: 2215-3241, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
  • Country: Costa Rica
Abstract
This paper describes the status of water resources availability and demand in the upper and middle Tempisque watershed projected up to 2030 and the proposed actions to start a planning process. The resource availability scenarios incorporate the modifications inwater flows due to land use and cli­mate changes; these combined effects increases the problems of water shortages during the dry season. The resource demand scenarios include projections provided by the major users in the watershed, of which very few can envision growth expectations in terms of water consumption. The proposed resource planning process integrates the analysis conducted in this thesis and ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Disponibilidad, demanda, planificación, recurso hídrico, río Tempisque, Technology, T, Water availability; water demand; planning; water resources; Tempisque River, Disponibilidad; demanda; planificación; recurso hídrico; río Tempisque, Resource planning, Water resources, Economic shortage, Water consumption, Dry season, Land use, Environmental science, Watershed, Water resource management, Planning process
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