A Multi-objective Optimization Approach to Optimizing Water Allocation in Urban Water Systems

Mousavi, S. Jamshid, Behzadian, Kourosh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1459-8408, Hoon Kim, Joong and Kapelan, Zoran (2016) A Multi-objective Optimization Approach to Optimizing Water Allocation in Urban Water Systems. In: Harmony Search Algorithm Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer, Springer, pp. 447-457.

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Lack of available surface water resources and increasing depletion of
groundwater are the major challenges of urban water systems (UWSs) in semi-arid
regions. This paper presents a long term multi-objective optimisation model to
identify optimal water allocation in UWS. The objectives are to maximize reliability
of water supply and minimize total operational costs while restricting the annual
groundwater withdrawal. Pumping water from a dam reservoir and water
recycling schemes are two alternatives for supplying water to increasing water
demands over the planning horizon. The developed approach is demonstrated
through its application to the UWS of Kerman City in Iran. The Pareto-optimal
solutions are obtained as a trade-off between reliability of water supply and operational
costs in the Kerman UWS. The results show that addition of recycled water
to the water resources can provide the least cost-effective and most efficient way
for meeting future water demands in different states of groundwater abstractions.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 00:26
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2023 23:48
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8529

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