Assignment of water allocation costs of network flow model

Nai-Fang Chou, Chia Wen Wu

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Abstract

Network flow programming (NFP) can effectively simulate water allocation due to its computational efficiency and structural flexibility. One of the key issues while using such a model is to mimic the complexity of water allocation rules by properly assigning a set of cost coefficients to every arc in the water supply network. Similar to the concept of Israel and Lund (1999), this study proposed a procedure to determine the cost coefficients of a pure NFP-based simulation model. It can correctly preserve the water allocation priorities which were originated from allocation rules of water rights, reservoir operating rule curves, water convey preferences and multi-reservoir storage allocations, etc. Water allocation rules were converted into linear inequalities composed of arc cost coefficients through path enumeration analysis. These linear inequalities are then solved to obtain a set of cost coefficients which conform to the allocation priorities.

Original languageEnglish
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
Pages3917-3926
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 May 222011 May 26

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period11-05-2211-05-26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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