Resilience-based performance assessment of water-recycling schemes in urban water systems

Behzadian, Kourosh ORCID:, Kapelan, Zoran and Morley, Mark (2014) Resilience-based performance assessment of water-recycling schemes in urban water systems. Procedia Engineering, 89. pp. 719-726. ISSN 1877-7058

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Water reuse schemes in urban water system are assessed in this paper against a number of hydraulic performance indicators. A city metabolism model, WaterMet2, is used to evaluate the performance of water reuse schemes. A multi-objective evolutionary algorithm is employed to identify Pareto optimal solutions for the following three objectives: resilience, reliability and total cost. The demonstration of the suggested approach on a real-world case study show the importance of using the resilience index for determining the appropriate schemes. The results suggest, in the case analysed here, the rainwater-harvesting scheme plays a significant role for improvement of resilience index.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.499
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Keywords: Resilience indexreliabilityurban water systemwater reuse schemesrainwater harvestinggrey water recycling
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 21:57
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:52


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