Urban water system metabolism assessment using WaterMet2 model

Behzadian, Kourosh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1459-8408, Kapelan, Zoran, Venkatesh, Govindarajan, Brattebø, Helge, Sægrov, Sveinung, Rozos, Envangelos, Makropoulos, Christos, Ugarelli, Rita, Milina, Jadranka and Hem, Lars J. (2014) Urban water system metabolism assessment using WaterMet2 model. Procedia Engineering, 70. pp. 113-122. ISSN 1877-7058

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This paper presents a new “WaterMet2” model for integrated modelling of an urban water system (UWS). The model is able to quantify the principal water flows and other main fluxes in the UWS. The UWS in WaterMet2 is characterised using four different spatial scales (indoor area, local area, subcatchment and system area) and a daily temporal resolution. The main subsystems in WaterMet2 include water supply, water demand, wastewater and cyclic water recovery. The WaterMet2 is demonstrated here through modelling of the urban water system of Oslo city in Norway. Given a fast population growth, WaterMet2 analyses a range of alternative intervention strategies including ‘business as usual’, addition of new water resources, increased rehabilitation rates and water demand schemes to improve the performance of the Oslo UWS. The resulting five intervention strategies were compared with respect to some major UWS performance profiles quantified by the WaterMet2 model and expert's opinions. The results demonstrate how an integrated modelling approach can assist planners in defining abetter intervention strategy in the future.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.014
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.
Keywords: Urban water system; simulation; WaterMet2; performance; criteria; strategy; MCDA
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 22:30
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:52
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3321


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