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Khan, Babar, 2011. Making better choices by using IWRM : Lai Nullah a case study of Pakistan. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



This thesis is an effort to find a relationship between floods and droughts in context of climate change and exploring the options and practices that addresses both these issues in an integrated way leading to better, sustainable and reliable solutions. The study defines the integrated methodology for understanding relationships between different issues of interest and can be applied at any scale from local to national. Lai Nullah is located in an urban centre of Rawalpindi, Pakistan that experience regular floods and water scarcity issues as a result of too much water during the monsoon rains and too less water during the dry periods. Different conventional options and strategies have been used during different projects to tackle both the issues. The study gives a detail analysis of importance to using structural and non structural measures together while planning or project design. As a part of best practice, case studies have been included to measure and understand the effectiveness of different options used in Lai Nullah case. Research found that rain water should be taken as an opportunity rather than threat in context of climate change and two options has been explained that deals with rain water harvesting in way that not only mitigates the flood impact but also recharge the ground water.

Main title:Making better choices by using IWRM
Subtitle:Lai Nullah a case study of Pakistan
Authors:Khan, Babar
Supervisor:Nadarajah, Sriskandarajah
Examiner:Swain, Ashok
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM006 Integrated Water Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Rain Water Harvesting, Floods and Droughts, Pakistan, Lai Nullah
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Water resources and management
Deposited On:03 Jan 2012 07:49
Metadata Last Modified:06 Oct 2012 17:56

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