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Title (Primary) A decision support procedure for integrative management of dammed raw water reservoirs
Title (Secondary) Integrated water resources management in a changing world : lessons learnt and innovative perspectives
Author Slavik, I.; Uhl, W.; Skibinski, B.; Rolinski, S.; Petzoldt, T.; Benndorf, J.; Scheifhacken, N.; Paul, L.; Funke, M.; Lohr, H.; Völker, J.; Borchardt, D.;
Publisher Ibisch, R.; Borchardt, D.;
Year 2013
Department ASAM;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
Keywords decision support procedure (DSP); drinking water; integrative modelling; management of reservoirs; water quality
UFZ wide themes RU2;
UFZ inventory Bibliothek Gewässerforschung Magdeburg, 13-0688 MA, 00480390
Abstract Dammed drinking water reservoirs with their catchment areas and the downstream rivers are dynamic systems that change permanently under the influence of many factors. Their multifunctional use for drinking water supply, flood control, energy production, nature conservation and recreation as well as ecological constraints for the rivers downstream requires an integrative management considering and balancing between different requirements. Thus, an optimal reservoir management has to take into account scenarios of external influences and must be based on predictions of prospective raw water qualities. Furthermore, the impacts of short- and long-term changes of the raw water quality on drinking water treatment have to be considered. The problem is very complex and cannot be solved intuitively but requires the application of hydrological, ecological and process models. This approach was followed in the work presented here, as a tool to predict and evaluate the impacts of different reservoir management strategies in an integrative way is currently not available. The developed decision support procedure (DSP) allows for the estimation of the effects of different hydrological and water quantity management scenarios on raw water quality, water processing costs and ecology in the downstream river. Extreme hydrological events or changing boundary conditions (e.g. climate change) are taken into account.
ID 13888
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=13888
Slavik, I., Uhl, W., Skibinski, B., Rolinski, S., Petzoldt, T., Benndorf, J., Scheifhacken, N., Paul, L., Funke, M., Lohr, H., Völker, J., Borchardt, D. (2013):
A decision support procedure for integrative management of dammed raw water reservoirs
In: Ibisch, R., Borchardt, D. (eds.)
Integrated water resources management in a changing world : lessons learnt and innovative perspectives
IWA Publishing, London, p. 161 - 169