4Demand Forecasting and Balancing Supply With Demand

Introduction

Each of Chapters 4 through 10 addresses a particular type or category of water management models and modeling applications. Various aspects of managing water supplies are addressed in several of the chapters. This chapter addresses the topics of water use forecasting and balancing water demand and supply. It focuses on two models: IWR-MAIN and WEAP. IWR-MAIN is a municipal and industrial water use forecasting system, which includes capabilities for estimating the effectiveness of demand management practices. The Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) System is a water demand and supply accounting model, which provides capabilities for comparing water supplies and demands as well ...

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