Developers: King's College London (models), AmbioTEK (software), CIAT, CONDESAN, UNAL (applications)
Audience: Conservation and development NGOs, GO and NGO Policy analysts, agriculture and industry (e.g. extractives), education and academic research.
Intellectual property: Please do not redistribute or publish on the internet any data or results from these systems in raw GIS form without prior permission from us. We need to ensure that our data provider's licenses are adhered to. If you intend to publish results from this system in the academic literature please send a draft of the paper to us before submission so that we can ensure that the interpretation is appropriate. If you intend to use this system extensively to deliver the outputs of a funded research project, please talk to us before submitting the proposal. To contact us: click here.
Associated project(s): CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food Basin Focal Project for the Andes (BFP-Andes)
Focus: a testbed for the development and implementation of land and water related policies in the Andes, enabling intended and unintended consequences to be tested in silico before they are tested in vivo . It incorporates detailed spatial datasets at 1-square km and 1 hectare resolution for the entire Andes, spatial models for biophysical and socioeconomic processes along with scenarios for climate, land use and economic change. A series of interventions (policy options) are available which can be implemented and their consequences traced through the socio-economic and biophysical systems.
Typical applications include, water resources assessment, water security analysis and hydrological ecosystem services accounting. Also climate impacts analysis and land and water management.
Geographical coverage: global
Spatial resolution: 10 degree tiles @ 1km resolution or 1 degree tiles @ 1-hectare resolution
Temporal resolution: Monthly for baseline (1950-2000) and scenario
History: TAMMOD developed 1998, modified for FIESTA model 2004, modified for AGUAANDES 2007
Version 1: complete
Version 2: ongoing - Let us know of new features you would find useful
The version 1 model has a basic water balance (wind driven rainfall+fog - actual ET accumulated downstream as runoff) with land use and climate scenarios, see here
Superuser version 1 (enables latest features but in development so liable to interface bugs)
Advanced users only:
Version 2 has all the components of version 1 but also incorporates soil erosion, transportation, deposition and a snow and ice model as well as policy options for land management, see here
Standard version 2 (model in development)
Superuser version 2 (model in development, superuser enables latest features but in development so liable to interface bugs)
Documentation: Model and data documentation for version 1 can be found here and system (interface and functionality) documentation is here. A presentation on the science behind the PSS can be found here (English) and here (Spanish) [opens in Google docs viewer]. Download: (EN, ES). A powerpoint demo of the system functionality is here (English) and here (Spanish) [opens in Google docs viewer]. Download: (EN, ES)
Key references: Mulligan and Burke (2005); Mulligan et al. (2010); Bruijnzeel, Mulligan and Scatena (2011)