The role of reservoir management in mitigating water scarcity challenges


Kuyper Mao*

Water scarcity is a pressing global issue exacerbated by population growth, climate change and inefficient water resource management. Reservoirs play a crucial role in alleviating water scarcity by storing water during periods of surplus and releasing it during times of scarcity. Effective reservoir management involves balancing multiple objectives, including water supply, flood control, hydropower generation and ecosystem preservation. This article explores the significance of reservoir management in mitigating water scarcity challenges, highlighting its role in ensuring water security, supporting sustainable development and enhancing resilience to climate variability. By adopting integrated and adaptive management approaches, harnessing technological advancements and promoting stakeholder engagement, reservoir management can contribute significantly to addressing water scarcity and building a more water-secure future.

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