Operation of Complex Water Systems

Operation, Planning and Analysis of Already Developed Water Systems

  • Emanuele Guggino
  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • David Hendricks

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Operation of Complex Water Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Costantino A. Fassò
      Pages 3-20
    3. Salvatore Indelicato
      Pages 21-25
    4. Lloyd C. Fowler
      Pages 26-31
  3. Systems Analysis Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Jose D. Salas, Warren A. Hall, R. A. Smith
      Pages 35-60
    3. Lucien Duckstein
      Pages 61-96
    4. C. Bartolomei, P. Celico, A. Pecoraro, A. del Treste, Y. Emsellem, F. Mangano et al.
      Pages 112-119
    5. David W. Hendricks
      Pages 120-138
    6. Marcello Benedini
      Pages 156-172
  4. Decision Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Vujica Yevjevich
      Pages 175-188
    3. Luis Veiga da Cunha
      Pages 189-207
    4. Jose D. Salas, Warren A. Hall
      Pages 208-225
    5. Lucien Duckstein
      Pages 226-260
    6. Norman Wengert
      Pages 261-273
  5. Institutional and Economic Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Norman Wengert
      Pages 277-292
    3. Luis Veiga da Cunha
      Pages 293-303
    4. Giovanni Torregrossa
      Pages 304-310
    5. Asit K. Biswas
      Pages 311-320
    6. A. G. Conybeare Williams
      Pages 321-347
  6. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. A. G. Conybeare Williams
      Pages 355-371
    3. Richardo Harboe
      Pages 372-393
    4. G. Rossi, E. Guggino, S. Indelicato
      Pages 394-410
    5. Emilio Giardina, Salvatore E. Battiato
      Pages 411-417
    6. Lloyd C. Fowler
      Pages 429-441
    7. Lloyd C. Fowler
      Pages 442-453
    8. Neil M. Cline
      Pages 454-471
    9. Vladimir Mandl, H. Vrijhof
      Pages 472-484
    10. Ibrahim Gürer
      Pages 496-501

About this book


Most water systems in the industrial regions of the world are already developed. At the same time they are highly complex. This is true with respect to physical configuration, managment, operation, political goals, environmental interactions, etc. Thus the basic systems are already in place. This realization is the starting point for any new water developments and for operation. From this we conclude that whatever we do to meet new exigencies requires an understanding of the presently in-place complex water systems. Their operation is the important thing. And how can we adjust their operation to meet the new demands upon the system? This book deals with complex water systems and their operation. Some chapters are highly theoretical while others are rooted in practical applications. How can we an~lyze the operation of a complex water system and determine how its performance can be improved? Several chapters on mathematical analysis give approaches involving different aspects of this problem. But operation also has political, management, and physical aspects. These problems are addressed in chapters by managers who operate such systems. The main theme of all chapters is how to deal with the different aspects of a complex water system, already in place. We feel the book, in dealing with this question could be a start for new theoretical premises in water planning.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emanuele Guggino
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Rossi
    • 1
  • David Hendricks
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Water ManagementUniversity of CataniaCatania, SicilyItaly
  2. 2.Civil EngineeringColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6809-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6807-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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