Decision support system for metabolism based transition to urban water systems of tomorrow

Morley, Mark, Behzadian, Kourosh, Kapelan, Zoran and Ugarelli, Rita (2016) Decision support system for metabolism based transition to urban water systems of tomorrow. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 16 (3). pp. 855-863. ISSN 1606-9749

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Abstract

A decision support system (DSS) tool for the assessment of intervention strategies in an
urban water system (UWS) with an integral simulation model called “WaterMet2” is presented. Lists of
intervention options and Performance Indicators (PI) are exposed by the DSS for the user to define
intervention strategies and metrics for their comparison. The quantitative and risk-based metrics are
calculated by WaterMet2 and risk modules while the qualitative metrics may be quantified by external
tools feeding into the DSS. Finally, a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) approach is employed
in the DSS to compare the defined intervention strategies and rank them with respect to a pre-specified
weighting scheme for different scenarios. This mechanism provides a useful tool for decision makers to
compare different strategies for the planning of UWS with respect to multiple scenarios. The suggested
DSS is demonstrated through the application to a northern European real-life case study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Construction and engineering
Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian Moghadam
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 23:16
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2016 20:16
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2204

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