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Hydro-BID, a tool for water resource management & planning in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has promoted the creation of a water resources simulation platform called Hydro-BID (Figure 1). The objective is to support the region in a great challenge: water management. They are trying to reduce the negative effects of the extreme phenomena that are occurring more and more frequently and that are related to climate change.

The main goal of this tool is the efficient management and planning of water resources. It allows to make predictions of water availability under different circumstances, such as the climate change effects, population growth and land use changes. Besides, Hydro-BID performs more specific analyses such as reservoir management and general water allocation capabilities, groundwater simulation and water quality changes forecasts attributable to sediment transport.

You can get more information about the Hydro-BID tool in the Geomatics-Water Blog.