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Computer Models for Okanagan Water
The Okanagan Water Supply & Demand project is based on best available science and data and provides a foundation of data and modeling, but in some cases the data was limited.
- For example, the project relied heavily on modeled values for lake evaporation and groundwater.
- Only one climate change model was used for the scenarios in this phase, and should not be considered a clear prediction of the future.
In the next phase of the project, the potential impacts of climate change will be explored more extensively.
This project is a scientific one and much of the data and models are targeted to expert users:
- The Okanagan Water Demand Model (OWDM) estimates water needs for different human uses
- The Okanagan Basin Water Accounting Model (OBWAM) estimates natural stream-flows and the effects of water storage and extractions on stream-flows and lake levels.
Together, these two models provide the opportunity to examine water alternatives – under a changing climate, a growing population, a changing agricultural land base, and increased water use efficiency.