Reservoirs pp 51-58 | Cite as

Management of Reservoirs

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers


Finding the most economic way to distribute water from a set of reservoirs in order to satisfy the varying demands within a distribution area introduces the problem of optimisation. The reservoir manager is able to vary the withdrawal rates from the several reservoirs under his control so as to take into account the location of demand, pumping costs and the level of water in each reservoir. Automation, both in data collection and in control, is being introduced to help in running many of the newer and/or larger supply networks.


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Suggested Reading

  1. Singh, J., Operations Research ( Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1968 ).Google Scholar
  2. Walsh, G. R., An Introduction to Linear Programming (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, London, 1971 ).Google Scholar

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© Brian Henderson-Sellers 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SalfordUK

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