Predicting the water requirement of river fisheries.

This paper is arranged in two parts. The first summarizes technical issues surrounding such assessments, briefly reviews the water requirements of river fish and fisheries, and examines some of the ways for predicting these requirements. The second part examines practical experiences in southern Africa by outlining ten general principles that can guide the environmental flow assessment process.


Welcomme, R.L., Béné, C., Brown, C.A., Arthington, A., Dugan, P., King, J., Sugunan, V.V. (2006)
Ecological Studies, 190: 123-194