The World Bank has published a number of reports to assist decision making related to water resource developments. Figure 1 presents a typical six step conceptual approach towards the evaluation of water management interventions.


Figure 1: Conceptual Approach for Scenario Evaluation (World Bank)

The NB-DSS frame work can help undertaking step 3-6. With its modeling tools and Scenario Manager, it can help in the development of scenarios and defining their indicators. It can also simulate those scenarios and quantify the indicators.

The Analysis Manager can then be used to further evaluate those scenarios using either the Cost Benefit Analysis or Multi Criteria Analysis approached. The Analysis Manager has got all the functionality to help decision makers in identifying best option(s) based upon various criteria such as environmental and/or social. This is all done in simple and clear workflow.