Integration of Climate Data in the SAVi Irrigation Model

C3S_428h_IISD-EU: Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi): Demonstrating the Business Case for Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

By Andrea Bassi, Ronja Bechauf, Liesbeth Casier, Sergio Lago, Georg Pallaske, Oshani Perera, Mahé Perrette, David Uzsoki, Laurin Wuennenberg on September 28, 2020

This report outlines the integration of authoritative Copernicus Climate Data from the Climate Data Store (CDS) into a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Irrigation model. It describes how several climate indicators obtained from the CDS were integrated into the SAVi Irrigation model and how its analysis has improved as a result. In light of this integration, IISD can generate sophisticated SAVi-derived analyses on the costs of climate-related risks and climate-related externalities.

This document presents:

  • A summary of the literature review on the impact of climate on irrigation infrastructure, including equations that link climate variables to the economic performance of irrigation projects.
  • How the above information was used to select relevant indicators from the Copernicus database.
  • How outputs of the CDS datasets are integrated into the SAVi System Dynamics (SD) Irrigation model.

Report details

Climate Change Adaptation
Focus area
ECMWF, 2020