The Conservation Manager provides the water resource planner with a powerful tool for forecasting water demand at the end use level. The power of the end use forecast lies in the ability to plan and analyze the effects of water conservation programs that are targeted at one or more uses of water. The Conservation Manager uses the same end use algorithm as the conservation module of IWR-MAIN Version 6.1 for DOS. This end use model estimates water use by end use by sector and permits the estimation of conservation savings over the planning horizon.
The Conservation Manager allows one to import study area inputs and forecast results from Forecast Manager. The Conservation Manager can calibrate to these results or can independently develop sectoral water demand forecasts, in either case incorporating estimates of water conservation savings from active and passive conservation programs. The benefit-cost analysis tool of Conservation Manager facilitates the economic analysis of active conservation programs, using proven approaches from a variety of accounting perspectives.