Keywords

Sectorization, intermittent water supply, clustering techniques, decision-making

Location

Session C1: VI Data Mining for Environmental Sciences Session

Start Date

13-7-2016 3:10 PM

End Date

13-7-2016 3:30 PM

Description

Intermittent water supply is the form of access to water in many countries around the world. It is very common that design, operation, maintenance and, in general, decision-making in these systems are performed using tools originally developed for systems with continuous supply, which are not adequate. However, these tools can be reasonably applied to network sectorization of intermittent supply networks. We propose a sectorization methodology for networks that do not have the possibility of working with continuous supply. In addition, to ensure sufficient pressure, sector design must guarantee equity in the supply. Furthermore, it is not enough to establish sector delimitation as part of the design, but also to define the supply time of each sector based on its hydraulic characteristics. Graph theory, clustering techniques, multi-attribute decision-making and the concept of network capacity are the basis for achieving this methodology.

 
Jul 13th, 3:10 PM Jul 13th, 3:30 PM

Sectorization of intermittent water supply networks based on graph theory and clustering techniques

Session C1: VI Data Mining for Environmental Sciences Session

Intermittent water supply is the form of access to water in many countries around the world. It is very common that design, operation, maintenance and, in general, decision-making in these systems are performed using tools originally developed for systems with continuous supply, which are not adequate. However, these tools can be reasonably applied to network sectorization of intermittent supply networks. We propose a sectorization methodology for networks that do not have the possibility of working with continuous supply. In addition, to ensure sufficient pressure, sector design must guarantee equity in the supply. Furthermore, it is not enough to establish sector delimitation as part of the design, but also to define the supply time of each sector based on its hydraulic characteristics. Graph theory, clustering techniques, multi-attribute decision-making and the concept of network capacity are the basis for achieving this methodology.