Publications of Lagutov, V
Application Of Soil And Water Assessment Tool In Sustainable Water Management In The Azov Sea Basin
The Azov Sea Basin plays important role in the region providing local population and national economies with numerous water-related services. Unsustainable water and land use management practices considerably decreased the capacity of the Basin to maintain these services. This study investigated the change of inflow into the Tsimlyansk reservoir, the largest freshwater body in the Azov Sea Basin, under different scenarios. The Soil and Water Assessment tool (SWAT) has been used to model streamflow change. Four scenarios of potential regional development have been analyzed. It was found that the water inflow into the reservoir will be significantly reduced (from 28% to 36%), threatening sustainable water supply and numerous water-dependent activities in the region.