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Balancing Ecosystem Services with Energy and Food Security – Assessing Trade-Offs from Reservoir Operation and Irrigation Investments in Kenya’s Tana Basin

Sources:

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Authors:

A. P. Hurford

J. J. Harou

Date:

30 January 2014

This research seeks firstly to identify and help decision-makers visualize reservoir management strategies which result in the best possible (Pareto-optimal) allocation of benefits between sectors. Secondly, it seeks to show how trade-offs between achievable benefits shift with the implementation of proposed new rice, cotton and biofuel irrigation projects.