Water Management Modeling Using Water Evaluation Tool (WEAP)
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Do you want to want to learn new water resources management skills using innovative software?
Do you want to improve your Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) skills?
Do you want to get ready for your next water modeling job in water resources and policy management?
Are you interested in encountering water scarcity and climatic change challenges?
I am so excited to have you here!
You may have some prior experience in WEAP or are just getting started.
In this course, I will help you to start your water management modeling learning journey by walking you through the steps required to start water balance modeling on the WEAP, a powerful software innovated by Stockholm Environment Institute's U.S. Center.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
I am Eng. Ahmed Al-Kebsi, MSc. in water resources and environment as DAAD alumni. I used to be a teacher assistant at Jordan University of Science and Technology and a research assistant guest at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Creating a new study area
In this lesson, you will learn how to create a new study area using the world map. You also will learn how to prepare the settings of the study area. You will also learn how to add GIS layers to the WEAP. These layers are attached to this lesson. Moreover, in this lesson, you can find the PDF manual that includes all the steps in this course which you can use as a guide.
Lesson 3: Adding maps
In this lesson, you will learn how to add the different GIS layers to the WEAP. GIS layers of the governorates, the wastewater treatment plants, the basin, and the river layer. These layers are attached to this lesson.
Lesson 4: Building domestic water demand sites
In this lesson, you will learn how to create domestic water demand sites. For this purpose, you can use the governorate GIS layer.
Lesson 5: Building the wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)
In this lesson, you will learn how to create wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). For this purpose, you can use the WWTPs GIS layer.
Lesson 6: Building water resources (groundwater, river, and other supplies)
In this lesson, you will learn how to create water resources (groundwater, river, and other supplies). For this purpose, you can use the water resources GIS layer.
Lesson 7: Building transmission links between sources and demands
In this lesson, you will learn how to create transmission links. Also, it will be explained how to obtain the data for this water balance modeling.
Lesson 8: Building return flow links between demand sites and WWTPs
In this lesson, you will learn how to create return flow links and what does return flow links mean.
Lesson 9: Building other supply resources
In this lesson, you will learn how to create other supply resources and what could be represented as other water supply resources.
Lesson 10: Adding catchment to the model
In this lesson, you will learn how to represent the catchment in your study area.
Lesson 11: Adding data to the reference scenario
In this lesson, you will learn how to add different data to the model after building the schematic. These data are divided into three lectures:
11. Adding data to the reference scenario (part 1) – time horizon
12. Adding data to the reference scenario (part 2) – demand sites
13. Adding data to the reference scenario (part 3) – water resources
Lesson 14: Run the current accounts (reference) scenario
In this lesson, you will learn how to run the current accounts (reference) scenario and how to read the initial results before adding future scenarios.
Lesson 15: Build scenarios - Creating and running population scenario
In this lesson, you will learn how to build future scenarios. The first scenario that will be created is the population growth scenario. You will also run the model and learn how powerful the WEAP is in expressing the results.
Lesson 16: Creating and running scenario of climate variations
In this lesson, you will learn how to build another future scenario which is the climate variations scenario. You will also run the model and read the results compared with other scenarios in the model.
Lesson 17: Additional notes and conclusion
Finally, in this lesson, some important notes will be highlighted. Also, the conclusion of this course.
I hope to see you on the course soon! :)
Who this course is for:
- Water management specialists and students who are curious to learn new powerful software
- Users of Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP)
- University students: Water and Environment programs
- Other curious people who want to learn new thing
Hello, I'm Ahmed. I am a master's graduate in Civil Engineering and a writer.
I have 4 years of experience as a civil engineer. I have worked as a teacher assistant at the Jordan University of Science and technology. Also, I have worked as a guest research assistant at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ).
The scholarships I won:
1. Master DAAD scholarship.
2. DAAD summer school in Frankfurt.
3. DAAD short-term research.
4. Ph.D. DAAD fellowship.
Here I will share my skills and answer those questions that I always get asked. Here I will also document different experiences for self-development.
- Every time a student registers for one of my courses, another student from a developing country will obtain a free registration.
- If you can't afford the cost of the course, text me and you will get it for free.