Momblanch, A. ; Holman, I.P.

Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) Model for climate change impact analysis in the Sutlej-Beas water resources system

This dataset contains a water resource systems model for the Sutlej-Beas system in western Himalayas. It includes all the files required to run the model for the historical period 1989-2008 and climate change scenarios for the middle (2032-2050) and end of the century (2082-2100) considering the uncertainty associated to different Representative Concentration Pathways and Global Climate Models.

The WEAP model was built within the “Sustaining Himalayan Water Resources in a Changing Climate” (SusHi-Wat) project (NE/N015541/1), funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council and the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences through the Newton-Bhabha Fund.

Publication date: 2020-08-26

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This model code will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

This data is available as Comma-separated values (CSV) or Water Evaluation And Planning system (WEAP)

You must cite: Momblanch, A. ; Holman, I.P. (2020). Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) Model for climate change impact analysis in the Sutlej-Beas water resources system. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.



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Provenance & quality

The water resource systems model has been built with the Water Evaluation And Planning system (WEAP, Data from varied sources has been processed to characterise the Sutlej-Beas system in a semi-lumped spatial distribution, e.g. land cover and soil data, technical information about infrastructures and uses of water. The climate data for the baseline has been generated by spatially aggregating the high resolution outputs of the Weather Research and Forecasting model developed by the British Antarctic Survey for the Himalayan zones of the Sutlej-Beas system (partially published in and data from the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) for the downstream plains. All these data is embedded in the WEAP model files.

The future climate data has been generated applying delta changes, calculated with the publicly available data of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) in the KNMI Climate Explorer, to the baseline data. The future glacier data has been based on the work by the Divecha Centre of Climate Change (partially published in See for more details on the methods to generate future climate and glacier data.

Supplemental information

Related websites:

SusHi-Wat: Sustaining Himalayan Water Resources in a Changing Climate website

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Andrea Momblanch
Cranfield University


Momblanch, A.
Cranfield University
Holman, I.P.
Cranfield University

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NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
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Cranfield University

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climate and climate change climate change impact analysis,  Himalayas,  Water Resource Systems Model
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:46