© Scott McDonald & Karen Thierfelder
The STAGE_W model was developed to provide a more comprehensive representation of the production and consumption of water. The model is particularly appropriate in situations where there is the emergence and/or existence of complex water supply systems, e.g., the increasing number of countries where water is an increasing constrain on economic and social activities. The model was developed with Jonas Luckmann as part of his PhD thesis at Hohenheim University.
The model is a development of STAGE1. Different types of water, usually treated as an intermediate input, are included as arguments in nested value added function. The key features include