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Presentación de productos del Proyecto Focal de Cuencas de Los Andes


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Presentation at Aguas 2009, November 2009, Cali, Colombia. Mark Mulligan.

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Presentación de productos del Proyecto Focal de Cuencas de Los Andes

  1. 1. Presentación de productos del Proyecto Focal de Cuencas de Los Andes Mark Mulligan and Jorge Rubiano [30 mins]
  2. 2. BFPANDES : Outputs 1. Capacity built in local students (UG, MSc, PhD), institutions/ stakeholders (and in us!) through training, workshops, tools, dissemination 2. Freely available report, maps and baseline data diagnosing current status of water poverty, water productivity, environmental security and their social and institutional context along with likely future impacts ( Incl. poverty, institutions, interventions, water avail and water productivity+lessons in knowledge needs and knowledge management. 3. The AguAAndes Policy Support System – a simple, accessible web based tool for understanding the likely impact of particular scenarios of change and policy options on water and water poverty in detail in any Andean catchment . Batteries included! -all data supplied. No silver bullet but a start.
  3. 3. WP5 What do water policy makers in the region need? Questionnaire of 80 water professionals from 7 Andean countries. Of the respondents: 46% were development workers, 26% scientists, 21% as students, and 9% public sector employees. 1. Highest priority in Andean watersheds is soil erosion (71%), 2. 44% said that the effects of soil erosion on agricultural livelihoods should be considered more in the policy making process , 3. 48% said reform in the institutional approach regarding the management of water resources is important, 4. 66% of respondents observed that equality of access to water is important, 5. 58% said the implementation of Payment for Environmental Services is a priority.
  4. 4. How can we help? Questionnaire of 80 water professionals from 7 Andean countries Q. In your experience which phrase best describes the use of scientific data/informatiopn in policy formulation in the Andes? A. Data are not used (46%), spatial analysis and modelling are encouraging wider use, decisions are taken using local or expert knowledge Q. What are the reasons for the low uptake of policy support tools such as for example SWAT in the Andes? A. Lack of knowledge of them, lack of or expensive data, lack of training/capacity Q. What are the most important factors for successful use of PSS? A. Availability of good data, level of detail see
  5. 5. Problems with existing data: Either: Not existing Or: Not available Or: Not found Or: Too expensive/specialist Or: Unusable Needs: Available No cost Consistent Detailed Easy to use and manage Processed and dynamic to generate knowledge and information/knowledge products
  6. 6. Problems with existing PSS Solutions in simTerra based PSS (e.g.: (e.g. : : 1. Complex, require training 1. Simple policy analyst interface 2. Data not available, not 2. All data provided for entire detailed or expensive to model domain at two levels of obtain detail (1ha and 1km) (i.e. batteries included!) 3. Require significant local data handling (GIS) capacity 3. No GIS capacity required 4. Not applicable in data scarce 4. Applicable in any data environments environment 5. Not developed for mountain 5. Developed specifically for environments tropical mountain environments
  7. 7. The AguaAndes PSS It is different things to different people. The interface changes for scientists (detailed, shown), policy makers (less detailed)
  8. 8. Multilingual.
  9. 9. Scientist, English
  10. 10. Policy analyst, Spanish.
  11. 11. Interfaces with geobrowsers like Google maps....
  12. 12. ...and an embedded Google Earth
  13. 13. Shows the system being modelled...
  14. 14. ...with links to the subsystems (this is hydrology)...
  15. 15. ...and from there to the relevant part of the documentation (not yet finished!)
  16. 16. You start by defining the area you want support for. The SimTerra database has 1 degree raster tiles (@100m resolution, shown) and 10 degree tiles at 1km resolution)
  17. 17. The data are downloaded to your workspace on our servers (since AguaAndes runs on our servers not your local computer). Links are provided so that you can download any data which are not copyrighted or you can view the data in situ.
  18. 18. Simulations produce a range of outputs that can be downloaded as ARCASCII grids for GIS analysis or visualised online
  19. 19. This is 1km rainfall for your tile from the SimTerra database. System allows some in-situ analysis, changing of colour scales etc and visualisation in GE and GM as well as download as zipped ARCASCII
  20. 20. ...geobrowsed in Google Maps
  21. 21. ...geobrowsed in Google Earth
  22. 22. You can then choose from a set of policy options to implement
  23. 23. ...along with climatic or other scenarios (futures)
  24. 24. You can then run the simulation
  25. 25. Time series of simulation outputs can be viewed during or after a simulation
  26. 26. Spatial simulation outputs can be viewed during or after a simulation
  27. 27. ...and can be visualised in a geobrowser e.g. Percentage of runoff derived from fog (N Colombia and Panama)
  28. 28. Some parts of the PSS still to be completed Development finishes in March 2010 2-3 simple case studies from this group Available at Thank you
  29. 29. If you are logged in as a scientist you then access the simulation parameters which can be edited (collaboratively) in a Google spreadsheet (which AguaAndes then reads)
  30. 30. The SimTerra PSS framework and the AguaAndes PSS SIMTERRA User-base: expert knowledge (YOU ) SIMTERRA FRAMEWORK (Web and geo-browser based user interface) SIMTERRA SIMTERRA FRAMEWORK FIESTA, PATTERN... DATABASE (collection of tools (>2TB of global data for analysis and at 1km and 1ha resolution) Modelling) AGUA-ANDES
  31. 31. These are 3-hourly gridded rainfall series for your tile from