Getting Started with Water Resources Management Using WEAP

Getting Started with Water Resources Management Using WEAP

Getting Started with Water Resources Management Using WEAP

Getting Started with Water Resources Management Using Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP)

Language: english

Note: 5.0/5 (2 notes) 28 students  New course 

Instructor(s): Ahmed Alkebsi

Last update: 2022-09-15

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how the WEAP tool can be used for water resources management
  • Identify the structure of the WEAP
  • Be introduced to examples of analysis that can be done using the WEAP
  • Identify the WEAP modeling steps
  • Identify the WEAP capabilities



  • A person who is willing to learn and a smartphone/laptop.



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 with free open-source software tools?

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 get started on your water management modeling learning journey by walking you through the basics required to start working 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: Overview of the WEAP

In this lesson, you will get general information on the WEAP. You also will be introduced to some types of analysis that the WEAP represent.

Lesson 3: WEAP Installation and Activation

In this lesson, you will learn you install the free version of the WEAP. You will also learn how to activate and obtain a free license code. Additionally, you will be introduced to the WEAP community where more knowledge, challenges, and solutions are being shared.

Lesson 4: WEAP Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how the structure of the WEAP is formed. You will be introduced to the architecture of the WEAP, assigning the priority and preference to the demand site, the constraints in the WEAP, and the algorithm of this tool.

Lesson 5: Examples of Analysis

In this lesson, detailed examples of the simulation and the modeling that can be done using the WEAP will be illustrated such as sectoral demand analysis, water conservation, water rights and allocation priorities, and hydropower generation.

Lesson 6: WEAP Modeling Steps

In this lesson, well-organized steps of the modeling will be explained:

Step 1: study definition

Step 2: Current Accounts

Step 3: Building Scenarios

Step 4: Evaluation

Lesson 7: WEAP Capabilities – part 1

In this lesson, I will explain the WEAP schematic and its components; the spatial boundary, and the system components. Then, we will explain how to input the data and what functions can be used. After that, expressing results of the analysis and the scenarios will be shown.

Lesson 8: WEAP Capabilities – part 2

In this lesson, more capabilities of the WEAP will be explained. Most importantly, linking the WEAP to other models and software such as the LEAP and MODEFLOW.

I hope to see you in the course soon!




Who this course is for

  • Water management specialists and students who are curious to learn new powerful software
  • Beginners in Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP)
  • University students: Water and Environment programs
  • Other curious people who want to learn new thing


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
  • Overview of the WEAP
    • Overview of the WEAP
  • WEAP Installation and Activation
    • WEAP Installation and Activation
  • WEAP Structure
    • WEAP Structure
  • Examples of Analysis
    • Examples of Analysis
  • WEAP Modeling Steps
    • WEAP Modeling Steps
  • WEAP Capabilities – part 1
    • WEAP Capabilities – part 1
    • WEAP Capabilities – part 2
  • Conclusion and Highlights
    • Conclusion and Highlights



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