Special Conference Computer Applications in Water Resources
Assuring the sustained availability of groundwater from all parts of an aquifer system is analogous to assuring that the potentiometric surface does not change over the long term. Such a steady-state surface is maintained by a specific spatially distributed pattern of groundwater withdrawal. The finite difference form of the linearized Boussinesq equation for steady two-dimensional flow through porous media is used in models that design optimal regional potentiometric surfaces and the conjunctive water use/sustained yield strategies that maintain them. Presented objectives of such models include minimization of unmet water needs. minimization of the regional cost of attempting to satisfy water needs and bi-objective optimization.
Peralta, R.C. 1985. Conjunctive use/sustained groundwater yield design. In Proceedings, Computer Applications in Water Resources, pp. 1391‑1400. Paper is subject to discussion in the Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Presented as a 45 minute tutorial to the ASCE in Buffalo, New York.