Policy Screening Models for Water Supply Operation

by Dean Randall, Warzyn Engineering Inc, Madison, WI, USA,
Mark H. Houck, Warzyn Engineering Inc, Madison, WI, USA,
Jeff R. Wright, Warzyn Engineering Inc, Madison, WI, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: It is possible to characterize the real time, short term operation of a metropolitan water supply system - including the surface and groundwater sources, treatment and pumping facilities, and the distribution network - as a multiple objective mathematical program. Once this optimization model is calibrated to represent the water supply system adequately, it may be used to analyze long term operation or as part of a simulation model of the system to analyze different strategies to survive a drought successfully. A case study using this approach to study real time operation of a metropolitan water supply system under drought conditions is described.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water shortage | Water treatment plants | Hydrologic models | Mathematical models | Water policy | Optimization models

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