The Digital Balancing Module can consider all locally produced water volumes (groundwater recharge, surface runoff and produced wastewater) within the boundaries of the Hashemite Kingdom as a potential resource (depending on the strategies of the projections). Additional lateral groundwater inflow from other countries such as Syria is added by the groundwater module.
Without considering surface water inflow from other countries and without considering the use of non-renewable groundwater resources, there is a high lack of water for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The pre-processing sub-module Additional Resources handles the trans-boundary surface water inflow to Jordan and the non-renewable resources in the Kingdom. Water from desalination facilities is included as well. Presently, 5 different types of additional resources are distinguished.
This module is accessible from the main pre-processing application, implemented in a way, that the number of additional sources is not fixed, thus can be extended. The water volumes, which can be processed for the different planning horizons will not be automatically based on historically measured figures, as measurements are not available directly in the database. The operator has to enter the absolute water volumes manually (and not as percentages of the historical values).
Data tables relevant for Additional Resources
A shapefile of object type POINT is the basis for balancing additional resources. Every point reflects a so-called "Additional Resource Point" where the water coming from the neighboring country or coming from a non-renewable source is available (theoretically, they can also be used as export/demand points). For instance, surface water entering Jordan from Syria (Yarmouk) is available in the river itself. The base flow can theoretically be extracted directly at the point of entry. Thus the point will be located at the entry point of the Yarmouk river. The flood flow will be available at the next reservoir downstream. So, the "additional resource point" for the Yarmouk flood flow will be located there. With considering the Yarmouk water, the water from the Lake Tiberias (peace treaty) and the non-renewable groundwater resources, the shapefile won't have more than 5 or 6 points. Every point, of course, will have a unique identifier, a name and a description in the shapefile's attribute table.
|ADD_SRC_NAME||String||"Flood Flow from Yarmouk/Syria"...|
The following three ORACLE WIS tables are also used by the module:
A station table ADDITIONAL_RESOURCES,
a look-up table ADDITIONAL_RESOURCES_TYPE
and a STP table STP_ADDITIONAL_RESOURCES.