Subject: ET Potential calculation in WEAP Posted: 3/14/2017 Viewed: 614 times
I am using the Soil moisture method to model a catchment. The runoff from this catchment starts a river. I have a household water consumption demand which draws from this river downstream. I am analyzing two scenarios; one with a base water demand for households and one with an increased water demand.
In the results I notice that the total yield for a crop (Banana) in the catchment is higher for the increased demand scenario, considering similar yield potentials.I checked the results for different variables and found that the ET potential in the base scenario is higher than the increased demand scenario. And the ratio of ETactual/ETpotential is high for the higher demand scenario and hence the higher yield (considering the same yield response factor and maximum yield).
What I am not able to understand is the possibility of having different ET potential for the two demand scenarios that consider the same input data for the head flow catchment. it would great if you give nany clarification on how this could happen.
Eunice and vignesh
Subject: Re: ET Potential calculation in WEAP Posted: 3/14/2017 Viewed: 610 times
Dear Eunice and Vignesh,
I agree, that is super confusing. Are you sure that you haven't changed any of the climatic data in the catchment? Alternatively, check the "Manage Scenarios" tab and make sure your higher demand scenario is inheriting from [not high] demand scenario. Maybe there is a problem of inheritance.