Modelling of Water Systems in a Convenient Way

Manfred Schütze*
ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V. Magdeburg, Department of Water and Energy, Werner-Heisenberg-Str. 1, 39106 Magdeburg, GERMANY
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Abstract. Protection of water resources requires many decisions, which, in turn, can be aided by a model of the respective water system. Such a model then can be used, for example, for the analysis of various scenarios (of external forces) and various action options (which can be influenced). On the other hand, modelling often is perceived as something hard or laborious to do (and often, it is). This paper presents some examples of modelling concepts and of their implementation in an easy-to-use simulator, focusing on the combination of dynamic process models with water-balance models, assisting in the management of water resources. The contribution presents examples from various countries.
Key words: biochemical processes, modelling, river water quality, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, water systems, wastewater treatment plant.

Ecologia Balkanica, 2019, Special Edition 2, pp. 207-215
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