Integrated Knowledge-Based Software for Flood and Water Pollution Management

by William James,
Alan R. Dunn,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources


The authors' aim is to develop a comprehensive city-wide system to control both flooding and pollution. This system provides information on the sewer system with regard to: storm intensity, storm speed and direction, flows within the sewer system, pollutant concentrations in the drainage network, status of diversions and storages, and pollutant levels in the receiving waters. Allowable control of the drainage system is through on-line storage and diversion structures which direct excess flows to off-line storage (or parts of the receiving waters where the risk of infection is lower), by-pass of the Sewage Treatment Plants and by closure of affected beaches. An artificially intelligent control package that ensures a correct modelling approach is described. The system details the experiences of several experts for model verification, sensitivity analysis, calibration and validation.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Drainage systems | Water storage | Waste storage | Spillways | Sensitivity analysis | Knowledge-based systems | Computer software

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