Real-Time Management of Water Resources
There is an abundance of competitive water uses in any water basin. These can arise from the need for water for agriculture, industrial use, public water supply, cooling, protecting the ecology, recreation and hydropower. There are methods to accurate model water basins using weather and historical flow data, along with water quality variables of concern. One can use non-mechanistic, machine-learning models to achieve a multitude of competing objectives.
Unlike water resource systems in use today, whether we are thinking of lakes, hydro-reservoirs, rivers, groundwater, etc., we are going to have to be much smarter with how resources are allocated and consumed to minimize impacts. Our company has developed numerous decision support systems to activate models to meet competing interests. If there is an interest, please let me know and I'll be glad to send you a copy of some of our research in this area.
John B. Cook, PE
Advanced Data Mining Intl