Modeling, Control and Optimization of Water Systems

Systems Engineering Methods for Control and Decision Making Tasks

  • Thomas Rauschenbach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thomas Rauschenbach
    Pages 1-4
  3. Thomas Rauschenbach, Albrecht Gnauck, Oliver Krol, Thomas Bernard, Torsten Pfützenreuter
    Pages 5-104
  4. Thomas Rauschenbach, Thomas Westerhoff, Buren Scharaw
    Pages 105-157
  5. Marco Jacobi
    Pages 159-183
  6. Divas Karimanzira
    Pages 185-220
  7. Torsten Pfützenreuter, Divas Karimanzira, Thomas Bernard, Thomas Westerhoff, Buren Scharaw, Albrecht Gnauck et al.
    Pages 221-282
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 283-303

About this book


This book provides essential background knowledge on the development of model-based real-world solutions in the field of control and decision making for water systems. It presents system engineering methods for modelling surface water and groundwater resources as well as water transportation systems (rivers, channels and pipelines). The models in turn provide information on both the water quantity (flow rates, water levels) of surface water and groundwater and on water quality. In addition, methods for modelling and predicting water demand are described. Sample applications of the models are presented, such as a water allocation decision support system for semi-arid regions, a multiple-criteria control model for run-of-river hydropower plants, and a supply network simulation for public services.


Modelling Control Strategies Groundwater Systems Model-based Decision-making Optimization Simulation Surface Water Systems Water Demand

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Rauschenbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IOSB-ASTIlmenauGermany

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