Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Urmia University, Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran.


Integrated water resources management is a systematic process for sustainable development, allocation and monitoring of water resources that is used for social, economic and environmental purposes. In this study, a multi-period mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model for urban water supply network management is proposed. The proposed model considers all echelons of water supply chain from supply centers to wastewater treatment centers. Also, the model optimizes the decisions such as selecting the suitable water supply centers and capacity level optimization. To verify and validate the proposed model a real case study is conducted in Urmia. The model is solved by the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) software and its results have been analyzed. According to the results, the optimal water supply centers, optimal water flow, optimal water inventory, and optimal capacity levels of wastewater treatment centers in different periods are determined. Also, in case of transferring the remaining additional treated water to Urmia lake, its level is increased by about 0.007 cm.


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