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 improves the water balance in the area and contributes to a robustness regional water system.
AquaVest can evaluate the optimal water storage scheme based on the supply and demand profiles of different stakeholders throughout the year. The tool can determine a.o. the optimal location and volumes to store year-round. Numerous climate change scenarios can be run to evaluate the robustness of the proposed water storage scheme. 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 national water reserves in place for the long term contributes to political independence and growth of GDP.