IWR-Main—Version 5.1—An IBM-PC or Compatible Water Use Forecasting System

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by Michael R. Krouse, US Army Engineer Inst for Water, Resources, United States,
Darrell G. Nolton, US Army Engineer Inst for Water, Resources, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications:

Abstract: The IWR-MAIN water use forecasting system is a sophisticated and flexible computer program designed for estimating and forecasting municipal water requirements. The IWR-MAIN system is sectorally, spatially, and seasonally disaggregate. Water requirements are estimated separately for the residential, commercial/institutional, industrial, and public/unaccounted sectors of the study area. Within these major sectors, water use estimates are further disaggregated into individual categories such as metered and sewered residences, commercial establishments, and three-digit Standard Industrial Classification manufacturing categories. Definition of the study area as a city, county, or water utility service area provides for spatial disaggregation. Additionally, IWR-MAIN System can also produce water use forecasts which take into account long-term impacts of demand management or conservation practices that may be or have been implemented in the study area.

Subject Headings: Forecasting | Water use | Municipal water | Computer software | Water demand | Industries | Water conservation |

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