Water storage is becoming increasingly important. Extreme rainfall and extreme drought periods seem to occur more frequently leading to either a surplus or shortage of water. Water storage can balance the water supply and demand in the area thereby contributing to the robustness of the regional water system.
AquaVest can evaluate the optimal water storage scheme based on supply and demand. The tool can determine a.o. the optimal location and volumes to store. Numerous climate change scenarios can be run to ensure the system is future-proof and adaptive to change. Several storage options can be considered (infiltration, injection, etc.).
For certain countries, water storage is of strategic (national) importance. Many sectors depend on water (households, agrisector, industry) and having water reserves in place contributes to political independence. AquaVest can support the development of new policies on water storage.