FutureWater is a research and consulting organization that works throughout the world to combine scientific research with practical solutions for water management. FutureWater works at both global, national and local levels with partners on projects addressing water for food, irrigation, water excess, water shortage, climate change, and river basin management. FutureWater’s key expertise is in the field of quantitative methods, based on simulation models, geographic information systems and satellite observations. Important clients and collaborators are: World Bank, Asian Development Bank, National and Local Governments, River Basin Organizations, Science Foundations, Universities, and Research Organizations. In addition to carrying out research and providing advice on request to clients, FutureWater frequently initiates state-of-the-art scientific and applied research projects. FutureWater has a pro-active approach to research where we use models to investigate a variety of problems and challenges in water management and emphasize possibilities for the future. FutureWater has offices in Wageningen (The Netherlands) and in Cartagena (Spain) and has been active in Central Asia since 2008 on different research/ consultancy projects w.r.t. water availability and planning.
FutureWater’s main contribution lies in the Water Allocation Modelling with WEAP as part of work package 3.2. FuturWater will combine both the hydrologically determined water availability (WP2) with the crop-model derived water demands (WP3.1) for the area of interest, and its downstream boundaries, to establish a suite of scenarios to be embedded in the Decision Support System. This will be done for both the status quo and future scenarios.First, FutureWater will schematize the project basin in WEAP. Intra- and inter-annual inputs on water demand and availability will be obtained from the water demand and hydrological model simulations. Dimensions of relevant water infrastructure will be obtained from knowledge within the consortium (local partners), as well as from additional literature review. Second, FW will calibrate the WEAP model based on measured runoff, which will indicate which fraction of the blue water demand of each user is actually met and by what source. The results of this study, combined with the water availability and demand outputs, will then feed into the Decision Support System to foster the adaptation of water resources management and planning to climate change.