Case Studies

Case Studies

 

Hydro-BID Application in the Rio Grande Basin, Argentina (In Spanish)



This case study demonstrates the capabilities of the Hydro-BID water resource modeling tool in an application for the Upper Bermejo River in Northwestern Argentina. This report describes the steps used by a multi-disciplinary project team, working with local stakeholders and consultants, to assess the impact of climate change on a region already suffering from water scarcity and to evaluate possible adaptation options.

  
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Hydro-BID Case Study No 2: Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Flows of the Rio Piura Using Hydro-BID 



This is the second case study of the "Hydro-BID Applications" series and demonstrates the capabilities of the water resources modeling tool “Hydro-BID”, used to prepare a hydrologic model of the Rio Piura basin and project stream flows in the basin for the period 2011–2060, under a limited set of climate change scenarios. The project delivered the projected stream flow data to ANA (Peru’s National Water Authority) in a format that can be directly incorporated as input data for its Rio Piura basin WEAP model. ANA is using the data on projected stream flows as inputs to its WEAP model, and to assess the potential impact of climate change on the allocation of available water resources among users and uses in the Rio Piura basin. This work served as a case study to demonstrate the use of Hydro-BID to enhance planning for integrated water resource management.

Read the technical note: Hydro-BID Case Study in Rio Piura, Peru



Hydro-BID Case Study No. 3: Impact of El Niño Events on Sediment Loading in the Chancay-Lambayeque Basin, Peru



This is the third case study of the "Hydro-BID Applications" series and it was performed as part of an on-going effort to build the basin modeling skills of professional staff working for the ANA (Peru’s National Water Authority), and to demonstrate capabilities of the Hydro-BID system relevant to water resources management challenges in Peru. A member of ANA’s regional staff developed the Hydro-BID model for the Chancay-Lambayeque basin, with technical support from the IDB and RTI. Then, the model was used to demonstrate the use of a new Hydro-BID module for simulating sediment loading.

Read the technical note: Hydro-BID Case Study in Chancay-Lambayeque, Peru




Hydro-BID Case Study No. 4: Application of Hydro-BID in Bermejo River Basin to Quantify Sediment Loads, Argentina




This is the fourth case study of the "Hydro-BID Applications" series and it shows the development of a hydrological model for Bermejo Region II using Hydro-BID, and the implementation of the sediment load module recently developed within the Hydro-BID system. The study provides a detailed analysis of the hydrological and sediment load modeling at higher resolution in the Bermejo Region. Sediment load computations were performed using two methods, the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) and the Gavrilovic and Zemljic method. Finally, the study provided a sensitivity of sediment loads to future climate changes.

Read the technical note: Hydro-BID Case Study in Bermejo River Basin, Argentina



Hydro-BID Case Study No. 5: Impact of Climate Change on Proposed Water Investments in Chalpi Basin, Ecuador



This is the fifth case study of the "Hydro-BID Applications" series and analyzes the potential effect of changes in average precipitation and temperature on streamflow, especially as it may affect proposed water investment infrastructure projects, in the Chalpi River Basin, Ecuador. EPMAPS (Quito’s Metropolitan Public Water and Sanitation Company) is planning the Proyectos Rios Orientales (PRO, Oriental River Projects), a major infrastructure program to meet Quito’s future water needs. As part of the PRO, the Ramal Chalpi Grande Papallacta project will establish water intake points in the Chalpi Basin. EPMAPS requested assistance to develop a hydrologic model for the basin using recent flow data and to simulate future flows to the year 2050, under the influence of projected changes in climate using Hydro-BID. EPMAPS is using results from this effort to evaluate whether changes in climate are likely to significantly reduce future flows at the proposed intake points.

Read the technical note: Hydro-BID Case Study in Chalpi Basin, Ecuador