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Improving Efficiency and Reliability in Water Distribution Systems

Series: Water Science and Technology Library Volume: 14

Edited By: E Cabrera and AF Vela

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #47440 | ISBN: 0792335368
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Two of the main concerns in respect of water supply systems are their efficiency and their reliability, which are fully discussed in the present book, grouped into five sections: Fundamentals; Leakage Detection in Networks; Network Management: Leakage Control; Managing Water Distribution Systems to Reduce Energy Costs; and, Reliability, Risk Analysis and Rehabilitation. A well balanced approach has been achieved by inviting contributors from academia as well as consultancies and water supply companies. This book is suitable for water supply engineers in companies and consultancies, and civil engineers interested in water supply systems. This book can also be used in courses on efficiency and reliability of water supply systems.


1. Modelling Water Distribution Networks: From Steady Flow to Water Hammer; E. Cabrera, J. Garcia Serra, P.L. Iglesias. 2. Water Consumption in Distribution Networks. Short Term Demand Forecast; D. Saporta, M. Munoz. Leakage Detection in Networks. 3. General Overview of Unaccounted for Water in Water Distribution Systems; A.F. Vela, V. Espert, V.S. Fuertes. 4. Leakage Detection in Practice. Application to the Water Distribution of Valencia; M. Andres. 5. Monitoring Water Distribution Systems. The Inverse Method as a Tool for Calibration and Leak Detection; J.A. Ligget, L.-C. Cheng. Network Management: Leakage Control. 6. Using Variable Speed Pumps to Reduce Leakage and Improve Performance; D.J. Wood, L.S. Reddy. 7. Valve Control Regulation for Reducing Leakage; G. Germanopoulos. Managing Water Distribution Systems to Reduce Energy Costs. 8. Energy Audit of a Water System Network; E. Koelle. 9. Pump Scheduling for Reducing Energy Costs; B. Coulbeck. Reliability, Risk Analysis and Rehabilitation. 9. Analytical and Simulation Models for Reliability Analysis in Water Distribution Systems; I. Goulter. 10. Hydraulic Performance and Rehabilitation Strategies; H. Alegre, S.T. Coelho. 11. Effects of Pipe Failures on Water Distribution Networks; P.W. Jowitt. 12. Optimum Design and Reliability in Water Distribution Systems; F. Martinez, R. Perez, J. Izquierdo. 13 Effect of Transient Operations on the Reliability of Hydraulic Systems; J.E. Funk. 14. Reliability and Expected Use of Dynamic Devices in a Water Distribution System; J.P. Tullis. 15. Water Quality Modelling in Pipe Networks; M.H. Chaudhry, M.R. Islam.

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