Case Studies

Case Studies

Hydro-BID case study No 1: Model of the water resource management in the Rio Grande Basin in Argentina (In Spanish)
Caso de estudio de Hydro-BID No 1: Modelo de gestión del recurso hídrico en la cuenca del Río Grande en Argentina 

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 details the steps taken 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 alternatives.
Read the technical note: Hydro-BID Case Study in Rio Grande Basin, Argentina

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 demonstrating the capabilities of the water resources modeling tool “Hydro-BID”. The tool was used to prepare a hydrologic model of the Rio Piura basin and model stream flows in the basin for the period 2011–2060, under a defined 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, to assess the potential impact of climate change on the allocation of available water resources among user groups in the Rio Piura basin. This work served as a case study demonstrating Hydro-BID's ability 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


The third case study of the "Hydro-BID Applications" series and 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 run 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

The fourth case study of the "Hydro-BID Applications" series highlights 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 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

The fifth case study of the "Hydro-BID Applications" series comprises of an analysis of the potential effect of changes in average precipitation and temperature on streamflow, especially concerning proposed water investment infrastructure projects, in the Chalpi River Basin of Ecuador. EPMAPS (Quito’s Metropolitan Public Water and Sanitation Company) is planning the Proyectos Rios Orientales (PRO, Oriental River Projects), a major infrastructure program aiming 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 in order to simulate future flows to the year 2050, accounting for projected climatic change provided by Hydro-BID. EPMAPS is currently using results from this effort to evaluate whether climatic change are likely to significantly reduce future flows at the proposed intake points.

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