What is it about?

A new method for controlling water distribution pumps and valves to meet the user water demands during times of power or water outages.

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Why is it important?

It is an important step towards water-energy nexus combined operations for present and future climate extremities. With adverse conditions related to water or power availability due to changing climate, operations of water distribution systems to meet consumer demands is becoming difficult day by day. The new methodology would help utility operators to make real-time operation decisions as well as future contingency analyses.


This research gave the authors an insight into the water-energy nexus inter dependencies and what they mean for our future.

Puneet Khatavkar
Stantec Consulting Inc.

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This page is a summary of: Optimization-simulation model for real-time pump and valve operation of water distribution systems under critical conditions, Urban Water Journal, January 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1573062x.2019.1634108.
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