Whilst droughts, by their nature, are not frequently occurring events, it is essential, for prudent management of water-resources systems, to have analytical tools available for the effective management of the risks to water supplies when such events do occur. Within North West Water Limited, modelling techniques have been integrated within a decision support system for drought management. Two different approaches have been used. Firstly, enhancement by the implementation of a user-friendly interface and secondly, the development of a knowledge-based system. The problems and benefits of each approach are discussed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1993|
- Drought management
- Knowledge-based system
- Risk assessment
- Water-resources system