G. Karavokiros, A. Efstratiadis, and D. Koutsoyiannis, Hydronomeas (version 3.2) - A system to support the management of water resources, Modernisation of the supervision and management of the water resource system of Athens, Report 24, 142 pages, Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering – National Technical University of Athens, Athens, January 2004.
Within the framework of the project entitled "Updating of the supervision and management of the Athens water supply resources system", a software system named Hydronomeas (version 3.2) has been developed to support the water resources management by EYDAP. The methodology implemented (parameterisation-simulation-optimisation) is based mainly on an original theoretical work. The mathematical framework used allows the allocation of the water demand to the different system components, keeping the number of control variables small. This enables the simulation and optimisation of complex hydrosystems such as the one in this project. For the simulation process with a given operating rule, multiple, competitive targets and constraints with specified priorities can be set, which are concerned among others, with the acceptable limits for the system reliability. In performing optimisation, users can select between three objective functions: a) the minimisation of the average failure, b) the minimisation of the overall average operational cost and c) the maximisation of the overall guaranteed yield of the system for a given acceptable failure level. The model uses as input historic hydrological time series or synthetic time series. The results are given in probabilistic terms and include the probability of failure for each target, the analytical water balance and the storage forecast for reservoirs and the flow balance and discharge forecast for aqueducts.