EIA IWRM Modelling Tool sector applications

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Disaster management – flood & drought

Flood damage assessment, design floods (5y - 10y - 20y - 50y - 100y), flood cost & benefit analysis, design and operation for reservoirs and detention areas, climate adaptation, early warning systems.

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Land use management


Erosion prediction, landslide risks, impacts of de- and reforestation, support of spatial planning, hydrological and water quality impacts, urban hydrology.

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Climate change


Advanced dynamic/statistical downscaling and utilization of Global Circulation Models, climate change impacts and adaptation. Note that climate change projections can be applied to every other application.

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Irrigation

Hydrological impact assessment, irrigation optimization, reservoir design, crop calendars, climate change analysis.

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Farming systems

Crop calendar optimization, crop suitability, impact analysis of agricultural production on food.

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Water resources & water allocation

Support for water allocation process, upstream/downstream conflict resolution, water security, reservoir operations, determination of municipal, industrial and irrigation demands.

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Fisheries production

Flood plain, river, lake, reservoir and coastal productivity analysis; sediment, nutrient, flow and flooding impacts on productivity; habitat conditions.

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Aquaculture

Water flow and salinity impact analysis.

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Oil & chemical accidents

Operational oil and chemical spill forecasting, contingency planning, spill combatting support, early warning systems.

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Hydro power

Power plant operation rules, powerplant turbine optimization, reservoir design, dam security, sediment trapping & flushing management, upstream - downstream hydrological analysis, water quality impacts.

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Infrastructure

For roads, bridges, dykes, navigational channels, buildings - feasibility analysis, design parameter optimization, risk management, environmental impact analysis, climate change proofing for roads, bridges, dykes, navigational channels, buildings.

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Thermal & nuclear power plants

Powerplant coolant intake optimization, coolant impacts, (radioactive) contaminant dispersion, climate change impacts on including plant efficiency.

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Coastal planning (ICZM)

Coastal erosion analysis by circulation, tides and waves. Water quality, oil accidents, fisheries production, dredging and sediment dumping, storm surges, coastal flooding, sea level rise including salinity intrusion.


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Socio-economic impact assessment

Impact analysis on food security, household income, water security and ecosystem services. Socio-economic input data for the analysis needs to come from external source.