Tonle Area Management Scenarios (TAMS)

Updated: Jan. 12, 2012.  The Tonle Area Management Scenarios (TAMS) model is designed to illustrate the interdependencies generated by the Mekong's seasonal flood pulse and the inundated lake-floodplain ecosystem of the Tonle Sap in Cambodia. The model is designed to display the trends as currently identified by discussions with stakeholders, field data and relevant literature sources. Although the model uses the best available information, it is not a calibrated model. It is a conceptual representation of what may or may not occur. Only a few, presumably the most significant, key indicators are used to simulate the linkages between the ecosystem and the human-economic sectors in the Lake area. Efforts are under way to calibrate the model with field data. Rather than provide detailed analysis of the hydrological, vegetational and fishery sectors, the model's main purpose is to stimulate and facilitate discussion about what makes the Tonle Sap function and what is critical for the sustainable management of the Lower Mekong. TAMS was developed by Dr Taber Hand as part of his PhD research. The model has been modified by the UoC / CI Mekong Flows team to include a new interface, changes in the Tonle Sap flood pulse, and updates of other relevant parameters.

Please use this model with CAUTION. It is only for demonstration and development purposes. Model functions need to be improved and calibrated. The Mekong Flows Team

Developed using Stella and NetSim.