Water Supply Trade-Off Analysis

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Decision Process and Trade-Off Analysis Model for Water Supply Planning

Description

Tradeoff analysis involves determining the effect of decreasing one or more key factors and simultaneously increasing one or more other key factors in a decision model. This is a systematic approach to balancing the trade-offs between objectives such as minimizing cost and maximizing performance. In this particular model, 3 objectives are taken into consideration including cost, reliability, and sustainability. Cost is a function of capital, operational, and maintenance costs. Reliability is a function of water supply yield, peak flow, and number of users affected. Sustainability is a function of effects on the environment, ease of use, and public perception.

The objective of this model is to compare 4 different supply scenarios based on the objectives of reducing costs, maximizing reliability, and improving sustainability. 

The logic used in this model is based on the following work:

Tampa Bay Water and CH2M HILL, "Decision Process and Trade-Off Analysis Model for Supply Rotation and Planning." 2006.

Additional Information

Keywords

decision, support, analysis, dss, water, supply, trade, trade-off, planning, strategy

Categories

GoldSim Features & Capabilities, GoldSim Applications, Running a Model & Viewing Results, Dashboards, Water Management

Experience Level
Expert
Contact

GoldSim Technology Group

 

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