Articles | Volume 377
16 Apr 2018
 | 16 Apr 2018

Water quality modelling of an impacted semi-arid catchment using flow data from the WEAP model

Andrew R. Slaughter and Sukhmani K. Mantel

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WQSAM is a water quality model designed specifically for South Africa as it relies on flow data generated by South African-specific flow models. However, many of the characteristics of WQSAM would make it suitable for other developing semi-arid countries. This study attempted to adapt WQSAM to take in flow data from the globally-applied WEAP flow model so that WQSAM can be applied elsewhere. WQSAM could effectively use the flow data from the WEAP model as demonstrated on a case-study catchment.