The Multi-Watfore Method: A Water Demand Forecasting System

by Virgil C. Adderley, CH2M Hill Southeast, Inc, United States,
David R. Maidment, CH2M Hill Southeast, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The multi-Watfore method, which combines the cascade model and a first order analysis of uncertainty, is a system of practical steps to develop models of water demand while generating confidence intervals to bracket the uncertainty of those forecasts. This paper describes the multi-Watfore method and its implementation in a study performed for the Central Texas region along the Colorado River. Annual and monthly water demand models for the area's cities and counties are presented.

Subject Headings: Water demand | Forecasting | Water supply | Mathematical models | Uncertainty principles | Rivers and streams | Regression analysis | Confidence intervals | Colorado River | Texas | United States

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