Basin-level use and productivity of water: examples from South Asia
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Molden, D.; Sakthivadivel, R.; Habib, Z. 2001. Basin-level use and productivity of water: examples from South Asia. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). v, 24p. (IWMI Research Report 049) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.056
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Discusses and illustrates concepts for identifying ways of improving productivity of water within basins. The results of applying a water accounting procedure to four sub-basins in South Asia (Bhakra in India; Chishtian in Pakistan; Huruluwewa in nothern Sri Lanka; and Kirindi Oya in southern Sri Lanka) are presented. The methodology used identifies the quantities and productivity of various uses of water within a basin. This information is then used to identify the water-saving potential, and the means of improving the productivity of the managed supplies.