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Tutorial

Click here to download the tutorial (English) (PDF format, 9 MB)

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Click here to download the tutorial (Spanish) (PDF format, 6 MB)

Click here to download the tutorial (French) (PDF format, 7 MB)

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This tutorial will introduce you to WEAP, the Water Evaluation And Planning system, and how it can be applied to integrated water resources management. The exercises presented in this document are normally used as part of a WEAP training course, but can also be used for self study. They assume that you have some background in water resources issues and familiarity with Windows-based software, including spreadsheets (such as Microsoft Excel).

The training exercises are designed as a series of twelve independent modules, although the first three modules -- "WEAP in One Hour," "Basic Tools," and "Scenarios" -- are the foundation of the following nine modules, and should be completed first. If you only have a few hours and want to get a general impression of how WEAP works, then complete the first five modules. They will introduce you to WEAP and the basic elements of water demand and supply analysis.

WEAP in One Hour

m                     Creating a Study Area

m                     Setting General Parameters

m                     Entering Elements into the Schematic

m                     Getting First Results

Basic Tools

m                     Creating and Using Key Assumptions

m                     Using the Expression Builder

Scenarios

m                     Preparing the Ground for Scenarios

m                     Creating the Reference Scenario

m                     Using the Water Year Method

m                     Creating and Running Scenarios

Refining the Demand Analysis

m                     Disaggregating Demand

m                     Modeling Demand Side Management, Losses and Reuse

m                     Setting Demand Allocation Priorities

Refining the Supply

m                     Changing Supply Priorities

m                     Modeling Reservoirs

m                     Adding Flow Requirements

m                     Modeling Groundwater Resources

Data, Results and Formatting

m                     Exchanging Data

m                     Importing Time Series

m                     Working with Results

m                     Formatting

Reservoirs and Power Production

m                     Modeling Reservoirs

m                     Adding Hydropower Computation

m                     Modeling Run-of-River Power Plants

Water Quality

m                     Setting up Quality Modeling

m                     Entering Water Quality Data

m                     Using Water Quality Inflow Constraints for a Demand Site

m                     Entering Pollution Generating Activity for Demand Sites

m                     Modeling a Wastewater Treatment Plant

The WEAP/QUAL2K Interface

m                     Linking to QUAL2K

m                     Running Scenarios

Hydrology

m                     Modeling Catchments: the Rainfall Runoff Model

m                     Modeling Catchments: the Soil Moisture Model

m                     Simulating Surface Water-Groundwater Interaction

Financial Analysis

m                     Setting up the Cost and Revenue Model

m                     Modeling Cost

m                     Modeling Revenue

Linking WEAP to MODFLOW

m                     Linking to MODFLOW

m                     Running MODFLOW and Viewing Results

m                     Scenario: Increased Population

m                     Scenario: Irrigation

m                     Scenario: Artificial Recharge

Linking WEAP to LEAP

m                     Linking WEAP to LEAP

m                     Scenario: Hydropower Generation from WEAP

m                     Scenario: Demand for Cooling Water from LEAP

m                     Scenario: Electricity Demand from WEAP