WEAP was created in 1988, with the aim to be a flexible, integrated, and transparent planning tool for evaluating the sustainability of current water demand and supply patterns and exploring alternative long-range scenarios.
The development and distribution of the WEAP software is managed by Jack Sieber of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
WEAP was conceived by Paul Raskin, President of Tellus Institute, and developed under his supervision until 2001. Many have contributed to the development and application of WEAP since its inception. We would like to acknowledge, in particular: Paul Raskin, Eugene Stakhiv, Ken
Strzepek, Zhongping Zhu, Bill Johnson, Evan Hansen, Charlie Heaps,
Dmitry Stavisky, Mimi Jenkins, Jack Sieber, Paul Kirshen, Tom Votta,
David Purkey, Jimmy Henson, Alyssa Holt McClusky, Eric Kemp-Benedict,
Annette Huber-Lee, David Yates, Peter Droogers, Pete Loucks, Jeff
Rosenblum, Winston Yu, Chris Swartz, Sylvain Hermon, Kate Emans,
Dong-Ryul Lee, David Michaud, Chuck Young, Martha Fernandes, Brian
Joyce, Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa, Andre Savitsky, Daene McKinney, Marisa Escobar, Amanda Fencl, Vishal Mehta,
Johannes Wolfer, Markus Huber, Abdullah Droubi, Mahmoud Al Sibai,
Issam Nouiri, Ali Sahli, Mohamed Jabloun, Alex Bedig, Jean-Christophe Pouget, Francisco Flores,
Laura Forni, Anne Hereford, Stephanie Galaitsi, Nick Depsky, Bart Wickel, Manon von Kaenel, Susan Bresney, Doug Chalmers, Jeanne Fernandez,
Nilo Lima, Angelica Moncada, Claudia Coleoni, Tania Santos, Angela Lavado, Doreen Salazar, Marina Mautner, Chris Calderon, Sarah Wingfield, Mohamed Mowafy and Khanh Nguyen.
Many organizations have generously contributed major funding for the development of WEAP. We gratefully acknowledge: