E. Rozos, Theoretical documentation of the water needs assessment model, Integrated Management of Hydrosystems in Conjunction with an Advanced Information System (ODYSSEUS), Contractor: NAMA, Report 5, 21 pages, Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering – National Technical University of Athens, Athens, September 2005.
This model is an integrated tool for the calculation of the water needs of a hydrosystem. It may be used auxiliary to the water management program "Hydronomeas" combined with a GIS but it is designed so that it can work as a stand alone program. The needs for urban water supply, for farming, for industry and for irrigation are taken into account for the calculation of total water needs. The model classifies the needs by introducing two categories the "water users" and the "consumers". A "water user" refers to a set of similar units, with common management strategy, while "consumers" is a set of "water users". The program may group the "consumers" and calculate subtotals of water needs if it is imposed from the hydrosystem.
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