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Water 2009, 1(1), 43-53; doi:10.3390/w1010043
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Algorithmic Optimal Management of a Potable Water Distribution System: Application to the Primary Network of Bonaberi (Douala, Cameroon)

1,* , 2
 and 3
1 University of Douala, Douala, B.P. 2701, Cameroon 2 University of Yaounde, Yaounde, B.P. 337, Cameroon 3 ZINEB SIMEU-ABAZI-Laboratory G-SCOP – CNRS-UJF-INP, Grenoble, France
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Received: 25 September 2009 / Revised: 13 November 2009 / Accepted: 20 November 2009 / Published: 26 November 2009
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Abstract

The optimal management of a potable water distribution system requires the control of the reference (standard) data, the control points, control of the drainage parameters (pressure, flow, etc.) and maintenance parameters. The control of the mentioned data defines the network learning process [1]. Besides classic IT functions of acquisition, storage and data processing, a geographical information system (GIS) can be used as the basis for an alarm system, allowing one to identify and to localize the presence of water leaks in the network [2]. In this article we propose an algorithm coupling the various drainage parameters for the management of the network. The algorithm leads to an optimal management of leaks. An application is in progress on the primary network in the region of Bonaberi in Douala, the largest city of Cameroon.
Keywords: optimal management; algorithm; SIG; learning of the network; leaks optimal management; algorithm; SIG; learning of the network; leaks
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Sylvain, M.F.J.; Thomas, T.T.; Simeu-Abazi, Z. Algorithmic Optimal Management of a Potable Water Distribution System: Application to the Primary Network of Bonaberi (Douala, Cameroon). Water 2009, 1, 43-53.

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