A Unified Optimization—Simulation Aquifer Management Model

by Blaine T. Reely, Envirotech Services Inc, Enid, United States,
Avdhesh K. Tyagi, Envirotech Services Inc, Enid, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The optimal management scenario for a groundwater production system represents a delicate balance between the water production operational schedule, which will result in the least demand on physical and economic resources, and the operational production scenario which will distribute pumpages throughout the entire groundwater basin, resulting in minimal impacts to the groundwater flow system. The linked optimization-simulation aquifer management model represents a dynamic tool which can be used by the water resources manager to rapidly adjust the system to varying system demands with confidence that the integrity of the aquifer is protected and that system efficiency and cost effectiveness are maintained.

Subject Headings: Optimization models | Water resources | Aquifers | Groundwater management | Resource management | Dynamic models | System analysis | Groundwater flow

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