Development of a decision support system for drought management within North West Water

S. Walker, P. W. Jowitt, A. H. Bunch, G. S. Pettigrew, T. A. Stoker, R. L. Harrison, C. T. Marshall

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993

Keywords

  • Drought management
  • Knowledge-based system
  • Risk assessment
  • Water-resources system

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