An integrated approach to the water system and its surroundings is the basis for long-term, sustainable management of environment. Multi sector planning to allocate scarce resources at the river basin level is increasingly needed in the water sector, as water users and governmental agencies become more aware of the trade-offs occurring between quantity, quality, costs and reliability. The RIBASIM (RIver BAsin SIMulation) model package provides an effective tool to support the process of planning and resource analysis. Since the first developments started in 1985 RIBASIM has been applied in many countries world-wide and is used by a wide range of national and regional agencies.
Meuse River basin (Western Europe), RIBASIM interactive graphical network design tool