A Software For Optimal Reservoirs Management In Sardinia (Italy) - GhOST
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S. Angioni, M.C. Melis & A. Podda
Recent dry seasons in Sardinia have shown the inadequacy of water system management methodologies not based on mathematical models and statistical forecast. In fact management decisions based on experience alone and not on rational rules are unable to solve users' conflicts. This work presents the results of a study by Hydrocontrol on the Tirso river basin in Sardinia. The study was aimed at elaborating a management model for the Cantoniera Tirso reservoir (GhOST - Gestione Ottimale Sistema Tirso - 1995), which will be the main reservoir supplying the area of Oristano. The management methodology developed will be able to check the consequences of drought by providing the right apportionment of water among the different users and an optimal distribution of resources.