Authors / Editors:
Richard C. Peralta
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Pages: 532, Hardback
Existing and impending water shortages argue for improving water quantity and quality management. Groundwater Optimization Handbook: Flow, Contaminant Transport, and Conjunctive Management helps you formulate and solve groundwater optimization problems to ensure sustainable supplies of adequate quality and quantity. It shows you how to more effectively use simulation-optimization (S-O) modeling, an economically valuable groundwater management tool that couples simulation models with mathematical optimization techniques.
Written for readers of varying familiarity with groundwater hydrology and mathematical optimization, the handbook approaches complex problems realistically. Its techniques have been applied in many legal settings, with produced strategies providing up to 57% improvement over those developed without S-O modeling. These techniques supply constructible designs, planning and management strategies, and metrics for performance-based contracts.
Drawing on the author’s more than 30 years of research, consulting, and teaching experience, this practical handbook supplies real-world design procedures, detailed flowcharts, solved problems, lessons learned, and diverse applications. It guides you through the maze of multiple objectives, constraints, and uncertainty to calculate the best strategies for managing flow, contamination, and conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water.
As the Utah Cooperative Extension Service water quality coordinator, Richard Peralta, PhD, PE, optimized nonpoint and point source contamination management, and collaborated closely with state and federal agencies in technology transfer and public education. Through the University of Arkansas, and subsequently Utah State University, private work, and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he worked in 25 U.S. states and in numerous countries. For the military, he participated in and led many environmental contamination remediation evaluation teams and helped provide optimal solutions that were successfully constructed or implemented in the field. After several years of advising on environmental matters in the Pentagon, Colonel Peralta retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a chief bioenvironmental engineer. He is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Utah State University and consults privately. He is the exclusive distributor of SOMOS software. For more information, see Dr. Peralta’s page at the College of Engineering at Utah State University.
Contributing author Ineke M. Kalwij, PhD, PEng, collaborates with Dr. Peralta, working on groundwater optimization software development and publications. She also provides consulting services to clients, primarily in the area of groundwater system management. For more information, see Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc.
Table of Contents
Needs and Goals; Introduction to Mathematical Optimization for Groundwater Strategy Design; Introductory S-O model simulator types and use-modes; Introductory Groundwater-Related Optimization Problem Types and Features; S-O Process; Case Studies; Closure; Sample problems solved by hand or using analytical S-O model; Sample problems solved by hand or using numerical s-o model; Selected Part A Chapter 2, and Part B problems solved using Lingo and GAMS
This book is co-published with CRC Press