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Prof. P.P. Mujumdar
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Course Description: The course introduces the concepts of systems techniques in water resources planning and management.

Course Contents
Introduction – Concepts of Systems and Systems Analysis; Systems Techniques in Water Resources : Optimization with methods using calculus; Linear Programming; Dynamic Programming; Simulation; Combination of Simulation and Optimzation; Mutli-objective Planning. Economic Considerations in Water Resources Planning; Reservoir Systems – Deterministic Inflow : Reservoir Sizing; Reservoir Operation – standard operating policy, optimal operating policy; multi-reservoir systems; Reservoir Systems – Random Inflow : Chance Constrained Linear Programming; Concept of Reliability; Stochastic Dynamic Programming; Applications – Reservoir systems operated for Irrigation, Hydropower, Flood Control and Municipal and Industrial Supplies; Water Quality Control in River Stystems; Case Studies; Recent Modeling Tools – Artificial Neural networks, Fuzzy Inference Systems; Fuzzy Linear Programming;

Module 1

Introduction and Optimization

Lecture-1

Introduction

Lecture-2

Definitions and types of systems

Lecture-3

Optimization: Functions of a single variable

Lecture-4

Optimization: Functions of multiple variables

Lecture-5

Constrained optimization (1)

Lecture-6

Constrained optimization (2)

Lecture-7

Kuhn-Tucker conditions and Introduction to Linear Programming

Module 2

Linear Programming

Lecture-8

Linear Programming: Graphical method

Lecture-9

Linear Programming: Simplex method (1)

Lecture-10

Linear Programming: Simplex method (2)

Lecture-11

Linear Programming: Multiple solutions

Lecture-12

Linear Programming: Unbounded and infeasible problems

Lecture-13

Linear Programming: Dual problem

Module 3

Dynamic Programming

Lecture-14

Introduction to Dynamic Programming

Lecture-15

Dynamic Programming: Water allocation problem

Lecture-16

Dynamic Programming: Reservoir operation problem

Lecture-17

Dynamic Programming: Capacity expansion and shortest route problems

Module 4

Simulation and Multi-Objective Planning

Lecture-18

Simulation: Introduction to Multi-objective planning

Lecture-19

Multi-objective planning

Module 5

Reservoir Systems – Deterministic inflows

Lecture-20

Reservoir sizing

Lecture-21

Reservoir capacity using Linear Programming (1)

Lecture-22

Reservoir capacity using Linear Programming (2)

Lecture-23

Reservoir operation

Lecture-24

Multi-reservoir systems

Lecture-25

Stationary policy using Dynamic Programming

Lecture-26

Hydropower generation

Module 6

Reservoir Systems – Random inflows

Lecture-27

Basic probability theory (1)

Lecture-28

Basic probability theory (2)

Lecture-29

Chance constrained Linear Programming for reservoir operation and design (1)

Lecture-30

Chance constrained Linear Programming for reservoir operation and design (2)

Lecture-31

Stochastic Dynamic Programming for reservoir operation (1)

Lecture-32

Stochastic Dynamic Programming for reservoir operation (2)

Lecture-33

Stochastic Dynamic Programming for reservoir operation (3)

Module 7

Fuzzy Optimization

Lecture-34

Fuzzy optimization (1)

Lecture-35

Fuzzy optimization (2)

Lecture-36

Fuzzy optimization for water quality control and reservoir operation

Module 8

Model Formulations and Case Studies

Lecture-37

Conjunctive use of ground and surface water

Lecture-38

Hydropower optimization

Lecture-39

Crop yield optimization

Lecture-40

Multi-basin and multi-reservoir systems

 


  • A preliminary background in surface water hydrology is desired, but not essential.


  1. Loucks, D. P. and Ellco Van Beek (2005)  Water Resources Systems Planning and Management : An Introduction to Methods, Models and Applications., UNESCO, Netherlands.

  2. Vedula, S. and Mujumdar, P. P. (2005) Water Resources Systems : Modelling Techniques and Analysis,  Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.

  3. Mays L.W and Tung Y-K, (1992) Hydrosystems Engineering and Management, McGraw Hill, USA.

  4. Simonovic, S. P. (2009) Managing Water Resources : Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach, UNESCO Publishing, France.



  1. Jain, S.K. and Singh V. P. (2003) Water Resources Systems Planning and Management, Elsevier.

  2. Chaturvedi M C (1987) Water Resources Systems Planning and Management, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.



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