Analysis of Drinking Water Systems: A Spatial Approach

by Robert M. Clark, Water Engineering Research Lab, Drinking Water Research Div, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
James A. Goodrich, Water Engineering Research Lab, Drinking Water Research Div, Cincinnati, OH, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: This paper describes recent examples of spatial analyses as (1) a unifying concept for allocation of costs to various elements of water treatment and delivery; (2) a link and node (Network) representation of water supply being integrated with the Water Supply Simulation Model and maintenance and pipe replacement data to provide a tool for analyzing 'break and leak reports' and (3) to predict water quality at various locations in a water distribution system. Another far reaching example of spatial analysis in water supply is the integration of upstream industrial and toxic dischargers with design decisions in downstream water treatment.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Spatial analysis | Hydrologic models | Water quality | Water pipelines | Network analysis

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