A Nonlinear Multilevel Model for Regional Water Resources Planning
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
A nonlinear multilevel transportation model is developed to study large‐scale allocations in a water resources system. The model uses a modified transportation matrix formulated with nonlinear cost functions as the basic subregional model and the goal coordination method for multilevel decomposition and optimization of the overall regional system. The model is applied to projected water requirements for Salt Lake County in 1985. Sources of water supply ‐ surface water, ground water, import water, and reuse of reclaimed wastewater on a restricted basis ‐ are available to satisfy water requirements for municipal, industrial, and agricultural sectors in four subregions. The conjugate gradient projection method is used to optimize the first level subregional models having cost functions of the form of C = aXb, and the second level problem is solved using the conjugate gradient method.
Bishop, A. Bruce and Prathishthananda, S., "A Nonlinear Multilevel Model for Regional Water Resources Planning" (1977). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 2097.