An Optimization Model for Efficient Management of Urban Water Resources
Water Resources Bulletin
A mathematical programming model is proposed to determine economically efficient urban water resource allocation and pricing policy by maximizing the sum of the consumer and producer surplus. The optimization of this nonlinear problem is accomplished by the use of linear programming algorithm. The feasibility of using recycled water for municipal purposes is examined in a planning context. The impact of higher water quality discharge standards on pricing and allocation of water is analyzed and the attractiveness of water reuse option is demonstrated.
Bishop, A. Bruce; Narayanan, Rangesan; and Jensen, B., "An Optimization Model for Efficient Management of Urban Water Resources" (1977). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 2098.