Special Issue "Water Distribution and Drainage Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 2041
Interests: water and wastewater collection systems, reliability and fuzzy analysis application in water and drainage networks
Interests: urban water systems; climate adaptation; information-theoretic flow entropy methods; novel computational methods for water infrastructure and environmental systems
An equitable supply of drinking water to the citizens and safe disposal of storm and wastewater originated from the city, which alongside other critical economic infrastructures for communication and transportation, are the responsibility of any municipal body. Water networks are laid in the city to distribute treated water to consumers at their location with the stipulated pressures, quantities and quality throughout the design period. Similarly, a combined or separate wastewater collection system is planned and laid in the city to collect and safely dispose of the stormwater and wastewater originating after the use of water by citizens. These networks consume the major portion of the total outlay of any municipal water supply or drainage system. Hence, their optimal design and management are essential, given other competing demands on limited public funds. As these networks are typically designed for periods of 30-50 years, the ability to cope with uncertainties and their satisfactory performance in the initial stage when the flows are less are essential to the hydraulic performance criteria.
Climate change observed in the recent past has added a new dimension to uncertain parameters, especially affecting the design of the drainage system due to an increase in the frequencies and intensities of rainfall extremes. These hydrological uncertainties also affect the storage in impounding reservoirs and thereby the performance of the water distribution network (WDN) due to the limited volume of water available at the source. Other uncertainties include the predictions of nodal demands and pipe roughness coefficients, and the consequences of pipe, pump and other component failures.
In addition to the inherent complexity due to the uncertainty alluded to previously, major challenges are also associated with large networks comprising thousands of elements. We look forward to original contributions in a Special Issue on Water Distribution and Drainage Networks, on topics including but not limited to:
- WDN tank siting, sizing and operation;
- Operational management and control;
- Active control of combined sewer systems;
- Sustainable drainage systems;
- Practical optimization methods applied to large real-world systems;
- Water quality concerns;
- Advanced skeletonization methods;
- Model calibration;
- Design and operation of intermittent water supply systems;
- Water loss management and demand estimation;
- Pressure management in water networks;
- Accurate and surrogate performance measures;
- Data acquisition and smart meters;
- Pressure-driven simulation;
- Long-term sustainable infrastructure renewal;
- Infrastructure resilience;
- Application of soft-computing techniques.
Prof. Dr. Rajesh Gupta
Dr. Tiku Tanyimboh
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- water distribution
- water supply
- reliability surrogates
- drainage network
- sustainable infrastructure
- intermittent water supply systems