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All Topics | Topic "Developing a water allocation plan"
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joan nyika

Subject: Developing a water allocation plan   
Posted: 8/24/2015 Viewed: 4645 times
Hello WEAP users,
I am currently using WEAP to develop an allocation plan for a sub-catchment in Kenya. I am however stuck in the methodology and thats where i need your help
1.How do I develop a water resources inventory? Someone help me with the methodology
2. How do I do a water balance to equate the various demands and available supplies? I mean the exact methodology
Your help is much appreciated, thanks in advance
Stephanie Galaitsi

Subject: Re: Developing a water allocation plan   
Posted: 9/10/2015 Viewed: 4543 times
Hi Joan,

You're going to need a lot of data to characterize your water availability. Groundwater, surface water, depending on what your system has. If you're stuck here, the best way to get started is by going through the WEAP tutorial, which demonstrates the capacities of WEAP and how to use them. It's available on this website at weap21.org/tutorial.
Michael Oloko

Subject: Re: Developing a water allocation plan   
Posted: 9/17/2015 Viewed: 4515 times
Hello Joan,

Water resources data might be limited. However work closely with WRMA Regional and sub regional offices. They normally keep data on water resources e.g. river flows. Contact also the WRUA associated with the sub catchment and its level of operation. If it has developed its SCMP and even carried out water abstraction survey, you may get some information from the two documents. You also may tour the sub catchment with assistence of WRUA officials to ascertain some of the information and even come up with estimates based on other related parameters.
Topic "Developing a water allocation plan"