A decision support tool for the management of multi-reservoir systems

D. Koutsoyiannis, A. Efstratiadis, and G. Karavokiros, A decision support tool for the management of multi-reservoir systems, Proceedings of the Integrated Decision-Making for Watershed Management Symposium, Chevy Chase, Maryland, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3528.9848, US Environmental Protection Agency, Duke Power, Virginia Tech, 2001.



A decision support tool is developed for the management of water resources, focusing on multipurpose reservoir systems. This software tool has been designed in such a way that it can be suitable to hydrosystems with multiple and very often contradictory water uses and operating goals, calculating complex multi-reservoir systems as a whole. The mathematical framework is based on the original scheme parameterization-simulation-optimization. The main idea consists of a parametric formulation of the operating rules for reservoirs and other projects (i.e. hydropower plants). This methodology enables the decrease of the decision variables, making feasible the location of the optimal management policy, which maximizes the system yield and the overall operational benefit and minimizes the risk for the management decisions. The program was developed using advanced software engineering techniques. As proved two detailed case studies, it is flexible enough and thus suitable for use to a wide range of applications, so it can be helpful to water and power supply companies and related authorities.

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