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IWAAs: the four components of water availability

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Water availability reflects the quantity, timing, quality, and use of water resources. More specifically, water availability has four components: (1) the need for a certain volume of water to meet the intended purpose, (2) the timing characteristics with which water is delivered, (3) the adequate quality of the water for the intended purpose, and (4) the need for water to meet human and environmental/ecological uses.


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