Optimal Stream-Aquifer Development

by Osman Coskunoglu, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of General Engrg., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.,
C. M. Shetty, Prof.; School of Industrial and Systems Engrg., Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 513-531

Document Type: Journal Paper


A mathematical programming model is presented for a conjunctive development problem of surface and ground water resources. The surface water is to be used for power generation, irrigation, and aquifer recharge purposes, while meeting the mandatory downstream requirements. A confined aquifer is to be used for irrigation purpose only. Design and operation decisions are considered simultaneously. Design of the system includes determination of the sizes of dam, powerplant, canal, and ground water pumps. Operation of the system determines the release policy for each purpose from each source. The resulting model is a large scale nonconvex problem.

Subject Headings: Aquifers | Hydrologic models | Groundwater | Irrigation | Mathematical models | Terrain models | Scale models | Mathematics

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