PODIUMSim - Policy Dialogue Model and Water and Food Security Planning ToolEntry ID: IWMI_PODIUMSim
Abstract: PODIUMSim provides a framework to develop scenarios of water and food supply at river basin, sub-national and national level. It is an interactive tool that runs on a personal computer, and has a Microsoft Excel interface which has been configured using Visual Basic programming language code. PODIUMSim-India is an example of the tool being applied to the major river basins in India.
PODIUMSim is ... a revised version of the Policy Dialogue Model (PODIUM). In 1999, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) developed PODIUM as part of the Vision 2025 exercise (IWMI 2000); the model enabled users of different countries to develop scenarios of water and food supply and demand in relation to various policy options. The PODIUM model used cereal production and consumption as the leading indicators of water and food demand
PODIUMSim expanded the analysis to cover other crop categories and capture the spatial variations, especially in large countries. The model was developed under the Country Policy Support Program (CPSP) of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) (http://www.icid.org), and can generate scenarios at sub-national level, for example, at river-basin or administrative boundary level. The aggregated results provide the national situation. The model can be used by policy planners, researchers, students and others who are interested in developing water and food supply and demand scenarios under different policy options or hypotheses.
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IWMI (International Water Management Institute). 2000. World water supply and demand: 1995-2025. Draft report. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 88p.
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