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

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Source:
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.