AGENT-BASED DIVISION OF WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS INTO DISTRICT METERED AREAS

Joaquín Izquierdo, Manuel Herrera, Idel Montalvo, Rafael Pérez-García

Abstract

Water distribution systems are extremely complex assets. The complexity of these systems is continually increasing from the point of view of technical management. Most water companies do not have the necessary global vision of their production and distribution, and lack suitable tools to control and operate their systems. As a result, an increasing number of projects examining suitable methods to divide water distribution networks into district-metered areas (DMA) are in progress in many cities worldwide. Division into DMAs aims at splitting large interconnected distribution network into smaller and virtually independent networks. Division into DMAs enables action to be taken to improve the control of important aspects of water distribution, such as leaks and water quality. Due to the complexity of the problem, especially for large systems, efficient techniques are required. In this paper, we introduce a multi-agent approach that takes advantage of the distributed nature of water distribution systems. This approach has been applied to a real network with promising results.

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Izquierdo J., Herrera M., Montalvo I. and Pérez-García R. (2009). AGENT-BASED DIVISION OF WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS INTO DISTRICT METERED AREAS . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-674-010-8, pages 83-90. DOI: 10.5220/0002237800830090


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@conference{icsoft09,
author={Joaquín Izquierdo and Manuel Herrera and Idel Montalvo and Rafael Pérez-García},
title={AGENT-BASED DIVISION OF WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS INTO DISTRICT METERED AREAS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2009},
pages={83-90},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002237800830090},
isbn={978-989-674-010-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - AGENT-BASED DIVISION OF WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS INTO DISTRICT METERED AREAS
SN - 978-989-674-010-8
AU - Izquierdo J.
AU - Herrera M.
AU - Montalvo I.
AU - Pérez-García R.
PY - 2009
SP - 83
EP - 90
DO - 10.5220/0002237800830090