of Scarce Resources
in the Coastal Zone
Case Study Applications
SMART develops its approach and methodology in a set of parallel case studies
in the five Mediterranean partner countries listed in the table.
The case studies use a common set of modelling tools
for water resources management, coastal water quality, and land use change.
|Gediz River Basin, Izmir
|| 18,000 km2||1,700,000||Turkey
|Tripoli, Batroun (Abu Ali)
|| 300 km2||400,000||Lebanon
|Gulf of Aquaba
|| 500 km2||15,000||Jordan
|Abu Qir Bay
|| 1,339 km2||250,000||Egypt
|| 155 km2||69,000||Tunisia
The approach is based on a multi-sectoral integration of quantitative and qualitative analysis,
combining advanced tools of quantitative systems engineering using numerical simulation models,
with methods of environmental, socio-economic and policy impact assessment using rule-based
expert systems technology and interactive decision support methods.
Water resources modeling including both quantitative and qualitative aspects provides the
framework for policy scenarios, exploring different development strategies,
the consequences and implications of demographic, socio-economic, and technological
development, and the interaction of these driving forces towards long-term sustainability
of the coastal regions and their hinterland.
Common data sets and model scenarios