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The value of water in storage: Implications for operational policies

AW Western, N Taylor, J Langford, M Azmi

2018 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, HWRS 2018: Water and Communities | Published : 2018

Abstract

© CURRAN-CONFERENCE. All rights reserved. With desalination plants becoming an increasingly common feature of water supply systems for major cities, the options for managing water security are now markedly different to past times when the short-term response to low water availability essentially revolved around reducing usage. The operation of desalination plants and other components of diversified water supply systems now enable operators to increase availability, essentially by producing water. The operation of such systems clearly impacts operational costs but, more subtly, also impacts future augmentation decisions. This can have major cost implications as there is a trade-off between th..

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