Reliability and Risk Assessment for Water Supply Systems

by Uri Shamir, Technion-Israel Inst of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Haifa, Israel,
Charles D. D. Howard, Technion-Israel Inst of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Haifa, Israel,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: Analytical methods for computing the reliability of water supply systems are described and demonstrated. A case study serves to show how risk, which is the economic loss due to shortfalls, can be assessed and incorporated into the decision making on capacity expansion aimed at improving supply reliability.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Risk management | System reliability | Case studies | Water shortage | Economic factors | Decision making

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