Computer-Aided Water Resources Planning and Operational Management in a Water Company in the U.K.

  • Susan Walker
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 26)


Decision support systems have been used extensively over many years to assist North West Water in the management of their water resources. This paper describes the current use of decision support systems in both the administrative as well as the engineering aspects of the company, and looks into the future needs for improved decision support.


Decision Support System Operating Policy Water Resource System Runoff Data Control Curve 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Walker
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  1. 1.North West Water LimitedGreat Sankey WarringtonUK

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