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Volume 10, issue 1 | Copyright

Special issue: Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI 2016

Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 10, 33-38, 2017
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Research article 24 May 2017

Research article | 24 May 2017

All-in-one model for designing optimal water distribution pipe networks

Dagnachew Aklog and Yoshihiko Hosoi
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In developed countries, a safe and adequate water supply is usually taken for granted. However, an estimated 700 million people worldwide still live without access to this basic service. In order to achieve universal water coverage by 2030, either global spending on water projects should increase, which is not easy as it stands now, or the cost of water supply systems should decrease. This paper discusses the development of appropriate pipe network design methods, or models, for the latter.
In developed countries, a safe and adequate water supply is usually taken for granted. However,...