WIT Press


Energy And Sustainability Through Integrated Water Network Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS090161

Volume

121

Pages

12

Published

2009

Size

494 kb

Author(s)

M. Ektesabi, A. H. Moradi-Motlagh & A. H. Abdekhodaee

Abstract

Sustainable cities of the future require effective urban water systems that can cope effectively with urban population growth and fluctuations on water resource levels. Existing urban water systems are often old, difficult and/or expensive to change for improvement. Despite literature on water network management being extensive with many interesting papers published, it seems there are still numerous opportunities to be explored in this area. The water distribution system is becoming increasingly a multi-dimensional problem. It is complex as it has many evolving subsystems and there is more competition for this finite resource. At the same time, there are new technologies that can be incorporated for effective and efficient water management. This paper attempts to provide an overview of different types of optimisation techniques available for the water management system and provide an integrated approach to Optimise Water Distribution Chain. The optimisation of each section and the total effect as the result of integration provides reliability improvement and significant energy saving for more sustainable system. Keywords: water management, integrated water distribution management, optimisation technique, sustainability.

Keywords

water management, integrated water distribution management, optimisation technique, sustainability