Optimizing Water Transfers in Urban Water Supply Planning

by Jay R. Lund, Univ of California, Davis, United States,
Morris Israel, Univ of California, Davis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A number of water supply agencies in the Western United States have begun to integrate water transfers into their overall water supply planning, including the use of transferred water as an additional water source with particular cost and availability characteristics. This paper presents a two-stage linear program for preliminary identifying the least-cost integration of several water marketing opportunities with water conservation and traditional water supplies. Water marketing opportunities can include several dry-year options and spot market water transfers.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Water conservation | Water supply systems | Municipal water | Marketing | Benefit cost ratios | Water use | United States

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