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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011) : THEME 4: Responding to Shifting Water Resources : Towards a framework for optimal operation of water grids
Towards a framework for optimal operation of water grids
Author : S. C. Ashbolt1,2, S. Maheepala1 and B.J. C. Perera2
The concept of a water grid is emerging in the Australian water industry as a potential solution to address water scarcity in urban areas. A water grid comprises a network of pipelines that interconnect bulk water sources across supply systems to allow water from areas of surplus to be moved to areas that face a shortfall, managing risk at a regional level beyond the catchment. The operation of water grids raises new challenges, such as:
optimising movement of water across a complex network to meet multiple objectives such as resource and energy efficiency, operational cost and environmental flows;
incorporating multiple sources of uncertainty; and
implementing water trading and markets.
This paper reviews such challenges of water grid management and outlines a framework to further
investigate some of the research questions.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011)
Article : THEME 4: Responding to Shifting Water Resources
Date Published : 01/07/2011
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