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Water Evaluation And Planning SystemEntry ID: WEAP
Abstract: The Water Evaluation And Planning System (WEAP) operates on the basic principle of a water balance and can be applied to municipal and agricultural systems, a single watershed or complex transboundary river basin systems. Moreover, WEAP can simulate a broad range of natural and engineered components of these systems, including rainfall runoff, baseflow, and groundwater recharge from precipitation; ... sectoral demand analyses; water conservation; water rights and allocation priorities, reservoir operations; hydropower generation; pollution tracking and water quality; vulnerability assessments; and ecosystem requirements. A financial analysis module also allows the user to investigate cost-benefit comparisons for projects.
WEAP has been succesfully applied in hundreds of organizations around the world including government agencies, utilities, non-profits, academia and consulting organizations. WEAP's key strengths are its flexibility, scenario approach, ease-of-use and powerful data management and reporting tools.
Access Constraints To fully activate your copy of WEAP, a valid License is required. Licensed users are given a user name and registration code that "unlocks" the read-only evaluation version of WEAP that can be downloaded from this site. The unlocked version is required when creating your own analyses. We are a non-profit research organization; these licensing fees help offset some of our costs of further ... development of WEAP and technical support.
Each license is for a 2 year period, and can be used simultaneously by an unlimited number of users at one site. During the 2 year license period, licensed users are entitled to free upgrades and to limited technical support.
SEI-US is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All the money we collect in WEAP license fees (from users in high-income countries) goes to supporting developing country users or in further developing the software and documentation.
Use Constraints No copies of the software or the information required to unlock the software may be distributed to any other individual or organization.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: info at weap21.org
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