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, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 38 (4), 945–958, doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2002.tb05536.x, 2002.



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 water uses and operating goals, calculating complex multi-reservoir systems as a whole. The mathematical framework is based on the parameterization-simulation-optimization scheme. 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 radical decrease of the number of 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. It is adaptable in a wide range of water resources systems and its purpose is to support water and power supply companies and related authorities. It was already applied to two of the most complicated hydrosystems of Greece, the first time as a planning tool and the second time as a management tool.

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