Water Requirements of Floodplain Rivers and Fisheries: Existing Decision Support Tools and Pathways for Development


"Fisheries are some of the most valuable natural resources that depend upon natural regimes of river flow for their productivity and full development benefits. Managing rivers to sustain these benefits requires that environmental flow requirements of river fisheries be understood and conveyed effectively into decision-making processes at multiple levels within the river basin. The present research report reviews existing environmental flow methodologies and fisheries production models to determine which combination of existing approaches will provide most potential for development of such decision support tools."



fisheries, water resources, environment, flood management, decision making, ecology, modeling, rivers, methodology