Closing the Gap Between Water Resources Systems Education and Practice

by Mohammad Karamouz, Pratt Inst, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


This paper is focused on teaching system analysis and its water resources applications to engineers and architects. The content of courses generally offered under this title or similar titles all over U.S., indicates that they are structured around the application of linear programming in solving general civil engineering problems. The real water resources systems problems such as operation and expansion of water distribution and treatment systems, reservoir operations, etc. are briefly explained or completely ignored. For the last six years, attempts have been made by this author to teach the techniques and the applications of system analysis to water resources and environmental problems. The result of this education have already been observed and tested in actual cases.

Subject Headings: Water resources | System analysis | Engineering education | Education | Water treatment | Architectural engineering | Systems engineering | Water supply systems

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