Subject: Looking for examples of WEAP linkages to MODFLOW, Qual2K, and MABIA Posted: 5/21/2010 Viewed: 26408 times
Over the past couple of years the WEAP model has been updated to include linkages to other models, including MODFLOW (groundwater), Qual2K (water quality), and MABIA (crop water use and irrigation scheduling). I am trying to assess how widely some of the newer advanced features are being applied. If you are using any of these features, please share with me where (what basin) you are applying them and, if you like, what has been your experience.
Mr. Markus Huber
Subject: Re: Looking for examples of WEAP linkages to MODFLOW, Qual2K, and MABIA Posted: 10/1/2010 Viewed: 25869 times
although being not directly involved in the development of WEAP models in the following regions anymore, I know of at least 4 models that are linked to MODFLOW and currently applied:
- Zabadani Basin, Syria, maintained by ACSAD, Damascus
- Berechid Basin, Morocco, maintained by ABHBC, Ben Slimane
- Haouz Basin, Morocco, maintained by ABHT, Marrakech
- Zeuss-Koutine, Tunisia
In the nearby future, it is planned to link at least one of the recently developed models in Jordan to MODFLOW once the MODFLOW model is finished. This will most probably be Azraq Basin (located east of Amman).
Having a WEAP model linked to MODFLOW is a great enhancement especially in arid countries, where groundwater is the major source of water. Based on my experience, although setting up a MODFLOW-link is not trivial, the by far better outcome is worth the effort.