Remember that a Case Study is the way in which the costs of operation and maintenance of the infrastructure are related to the possible benefits of the NbS. In other words, with the water intakes and treatment plants configured, the user can build their case study.
Having clear the costs of the water intakes and the costs of the treatment plants, it is time to configure your case study. To do this, you must follow the steps shown below, where you select i) your portfolio objectives, ii) the budget and iii) the NbS to implement. With it, the system will be able to execute the models and deliver the NbS portfolio and its Return on Investment, ROI.
For these details in the system click on https://water-proof.org/study_cases/view/1524
Give your case study a name and indicate the type of infrastructure
The first screen of creating a case study is where the water intakes (with their costs and area of analysis) and the treatment plant are linked.
Define if you want to include benefits associated with carbon market
In this section, the system shows you if the case study should consider the benefits that the NbS will generate associated with Carbon.
This is an optional section.
Define the portfolio objectives
Here you can see the portfolio objectives that were selected by the user.
Remember that this is limited to the possibilities offered by the RiOS model.
Allocate the project budget per year
Here you can see the costs of the program. Platform costs include personnel, equipment, travel, vehicles, among others; and Transaction costs refer to administrative or contractual expenses as a percentage of the cost of the program. On this same screen, you will be able to see the nominal, minimum and maximum discount rates that are used for the ROI analysis.
Select the NbS
This page presents the NbS selected by the user.
The system offers you NbS by default, but you can create your own NbS considering the possible transformations that RiOS allows.
Define the analysis parameters
On this screen, the analysis time of your case study is defined, as well as the implementation time, the climate scenario of your interest and the currency for the analysis.
You can indicate how you want the budget to be distributed. Please note that WaterProof will consider the budget indicated for each of the analysis basins. This means that if you define a value of 100,000 USD on this screen, but your case study includes 2 basins, the budget actually considered will be 200,000 USD.