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All Topics | Topic "Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater"
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Imane Slimani

Subject: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 8/6/2015 Viewed: 5500 times
Hey Everyone, I'm using WEAP to create a scenario about the evolution of cost of pumping from groundwater in a river basin in Morocco. Anyone can help ? Anyone could please explain to me what are the steps to follow in WEAP and the needed data ?

Thank you so much, Imane.

Stephanie Galaitsi

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 8/10/2015 Viewed: 5465 times
Dear Imane,

I advise you to go through the Financial Analysis module of the WEAP tutorial. I imagine you would want to put the cost information into your model as variable operating cost per unit of water withdrawn from your groundwater node.
Imane Slimani

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 8/13/2015 Viewed: 5447 times
Thank you so much dear Stephanie. I'll take a closer look at that :)
Imane Slimani

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/4/2015 Viewed: 5280 times
Hello Stephanie,

I updated the WEAP model but suddenly, I can not find the et cost tab in financial module in WEAP results. Any suggestions what could be the problem ?

Thank you very much :Imane
Stephanie Galaitsi

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/8/2015 Viewed: 5238 times
Yes - good eye! The concepts have not changed, but the language has. What was called "net costs" now is called "net benefits", which has to do with economic definitions.
Imane Slimani

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/8/2015 Viewed: 5232 times
Super, Thank you very much dear Stephanie :)
Imane Slimani

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/9/2015 Viewed: 5227 times
Dear Stephanie,

I would like to test the effect of using solar energy on the evolution of the cost of pumping from groundwater. I created a key assumption in WEAP, what could be the modeling function I should use to make the price diminish when I have the solar energy equipment installed in the basin ?

Thank you : Imane.
Stephanie Galaitsi

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/9/2015 Viewed: 5222 times
Hi Imane,

In the groundwater section, under cost, there is a area to write in the variable costs. In that window, I would use the expression builder to say something like

unit cost of conventional electricity per unit of electricity *(electricity units necessary - solar electricity available).

[I am assuming that your solar electricity availability is your key assumption that you created].

Keep in mind that the default units are US dollars, so you will either have to change that or do unit a conversion.
Imane Slimani

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/10/2015 Viewed: 5213 times
Hi Stephanie,

Thank you very much. I will try this modeling function in the model and see what happens.

Imane.
Imane Slimani

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/11/2015 Viewed: 5207 times
Hi Stephanie,

I need your help in something else. would you help me please ?

I want to create a scenario about the reconvention to lolalized irrigation and its impact on increased irrigation efficiency. I have now data for my current account showing the % of area by type of irrigation and by irrigated perimeters.

Could you please advice on the method ?
Thank you very much.
Stephanie Galaitsi

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/11/2015 Viewed: 5202 times
Hi Imane,

Does your model use demand sites or catchments for irrigated agriculture?

Also I'm not sure what you mean by reconvention to localized irrigation, can you explain that?
Imane Slimani

Subject: Re: Evolution of Cost of pumping from groudwater   
Posted: 9/11/2015 Viewed: 5197 times
Hello Stephanie,

Thank you very much for your answer. My model is using catchment for irrigated agriculture.

Oops Im sorry "Bad typing". I meant reconversion to drip irrigation. My irrigated catchments are using now the three types of irrigation (sprinkler, drip and gravity irrigation) and I want to see the effect of using 100 % drip irrigation on increasing irrigation efficiency.

Imane.
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