Nine technical staff of NEDA2 completed a three-day knowledge and technology transfer on the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) System on November 23 to 25 at the NEDA2 Pamegafanan Hall, Tuguegarao City.

The WEAP System was used by the Isabela State University (ISU) to assess water security in the Magat River sub-basin. This is in relation to the commissioned research study entitled, “Water Security in Cagayan River Basin: Assessment of Impact of Present and Future Climate to Water Resources and Demands for Agriculture, Domestic and Industry using the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) Model.”

Along with the completion of the research study, ISU trained the NEDA2 staff on the function and operation of the WEAP System. The nine identified technical staff completed the three-day hands-on activities which include calibration and validation of data inputs, and simulation of water supply and demand scenario.

WEAP system resource persons from ISU, namely, Christine Gay P. Liberato, Tristan Janryll A. Mata, and Elmer Rosete, led the knowledge and technology transfer.  The nine NEDA2 staff are expected to use and maintain the WEAP system to generate simulations and analysis on the water supply and demand in the Cagayan River Basin.#