Objectives of Network Design

The objectives for an observation network be identified and decided before the designing is taken up. Some of the important objectives are listed below:

  • Water resources assessment at basin or sub-basin scale
  • Water resources assessment for administrative geographical unit Water resources project planning including:
    • Irrigation,
    • Domestic (domestic use, livestock watering),
    • Hydroelectric power and other power generation,
    • Environmental requirements,
    • Industrial requirements,
    • Navigation,
    • Tourism,
    • Recreation
  • Flood management
  • Assessing impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources