Integration of Water Quantity and Quality Planning

by Luiz G. Azevedo, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Timothy K. Gates, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Darrell G. Fontane, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


This paper describes the integration of water quantity and quality objectives within the framework of a computerized interface design to assist with the difficult process of long-range river basin planning under competing water demands. The approach accounts for uncertainty in model predictions of system behavior resulting from temporal and spatial variability and inadequate data associated with model parameters. It emphasizes simulation-based assessment of strategic planning alternatives through the use of graphics and expert systems interfaces. Performance measures were developed to facilitate the evaluation and comparison of alternatives in light of planning objectives.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Computer aided design | Rivers and streams | Basins | Uncertainty principles | Expert systems | Hydraulic design | Spatial variability

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