A scenario-based optimization model for water supply system planning

Doosun Kang, Kevin Lansey

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Abstract

Planning water supply systems is a complex task. Planners and managers often face with decisions to be made under uncertainties. The uncertainties could include changes in community growth (temporal and spatial), per-capita water use, public perceptions, regulations, and climate conditions. One of the most powerful, convenient and intuitive ways to represent these uncertainties in the planning stage is to use scenarios. Scenario planning analysis provides organizational flexibility by planning for multiple possible future scenarios; each of which may be, although is not necessarily, associated with a probability of occurrence. Here we present a methodology utilizing scenario analysis for optimal design of regional-scale water and wastewater infrastructure. The proposed methodology is demonstrated with an application to the planning of decentralized water supply and reuse system for a new development community located in the Tucson metropolitan area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
Pages146-155
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2011
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: May 22 2011May 26 2011

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period5/22/115/26/11

Keywords

  • Optimization models
  • Water supply

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Kang, D., & Lansey, K. (2011). A scenario-based optimization model for water supply system planning. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 146-155). (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)16