Modelling and Assessment

Nexus Webinar // LEAP-WEAP Modeling - Sector Network Mediterranean Environmental Network

The Task Force Nexus of the GIZ Sector Network MEN-REM invites to the upcoming webinar on Energy Alternatives Planning system (LEAP) and Water Evaluation and Planning system (WEAP) Modeling tools on November 26th 2019 from 13:00 – 15:00 CET. This webinar will provide an introduction to integrated LEAP-WEAP modeling, including concepts, techniques, and selected examples. The webinar will be aimed at participants who have prior experience with energy and/or water systems modeling.

Idea / Idée

Energy Alternatives Planning system (LEAP) and Water Evaluation and Planning system (WEAP) developed by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) are widely used modeling tools with a strong community of practice in the MENA region.

LEAP is a flexible platform for energy system and climate mitigation modeling and analysis, and WEAP is a tool for integrated water resources modeling and planning. Both systems emphasize usability, scalability, scenario assessment, and transparency. As the developer of LEAP and WEAP tools, SEI developed a toolkit and approaches for linking LEAP and WEAP models to conduct integrated analyses of energy and water systems.

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The Webinar

This webinar will provide an introduction to integrated LEAP-WEAP modeling, including concepts, techniques, and selected examples.

The webinar will be aimed at participants who have prior experience with energy and/or water systems modeling, particularly with LEAP, WEAP, or both. It will be on GoToWebinar. It will be conducted by a SEI expert in English, and both video and audio will be recorded.

When ? Quand ?

  • Date: November 26th, 2019 (Thuesday)
  • Time: 13:00 – 15:00 CET

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Agenda

Topic

Duration

Welcoming words by:

  • Elisabeth Gager (MEN-REM Sector Network Speaker)
  • Flak Jonas Momber (GIZ FMB Water)
  • Representative of GIZ FMB Energy (tbc)

Webinar agenda by Erik Kemp-Benedict (Senior scientist at SEI)

5 min.

Introduction to/overview of LEAP

Intended for water modelers who do not have prior LEAP experience

5 min.

Introduction to/overview of WEAP

Intended for energy modelers who do not have prior WEAP experience

5 min.

Linking LEAP and WEAP: conceptual foundation

  • Questions and dynamics that can be explored
  • When is it worth linking LEAP and WEAP, when is it not?
  • Key issues and challenges in connecting LEAP and WEAP models
  • Technical options for model connection
 

10 min.

Profiles of selected LEAP-WEAP projects

Project and modeling objectives and scope, approach to connecting LEAP and WEAP, results and lessons learned

10 min.

Options for connecting LEAP and WEAP models: a closer look

Further explanation and exploration of primary ways to link LEAP and WEAP:

  • LEAP-WEAP Connector
  • Manual integration via data exports and imports
  • Custom software bridge using LEAP and WEAP application programming interfaces (APIs)
 

25 min.

LEAP-WEAP modeling demonstration: Morocco

Demonstration using a simplified national LEAP model for Morocco and a WEAP model of Souss-Massa Basin. Illustrative point of connection: current and planned desalination.

30 min.

Q&A

30 min.

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