Enrico Weber

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A software tool, which implements a Decision Support System (DSS) for management of water reservoirs, is presented. It is designed to be used both at the planning level, by water agencies, to generate management policies and release plans over various time horizons, and at the management level, by the decision makers, to take daily release decisions, also(More)
In this paper we present a variant of the classic Q-learning algorithm to design an operating policy for the management of a multipurpose water reservoir. The model-free approach is applied only to a part of the model of the water system, the catchment, while the remainder, the reservoir, is described by mathematical models based on physical(More)
Stochastic Dynamic Programming (SDP) is the method most extensively adopted to design release policies for water reservoir networks. However, it suffers of the well known " curse of dimensionality " , which actually limits its applicability to small reservoir networks. In this paper we present an on-line approach to policy design that not only constitutes a(More)
An approach to the integrated water resources management based on Neuro-Dynamic Programming (NDP) with an improved technique for fastening its Artificial Neural Network (ANN) training phase will be presented. When dealing with networks of water resources, Stochastic Dynamic Programming provides an effective solution methodology but suffers from the(More)
Lake Verbano, located in Northern Italy on the Swiss-Italian border, is a natural lake used as multipurpose reservoir. Its management primarily aims at the satisfaction of downstream water demand for hydropower generation and irrigation, and at the control of floods, both on the lake shores and on the outflowing river. Due to the increased frequency of(More)
Dynamic programming for the efficient integrated water resources management. In: Soncini-Sessa, R. (Ed.), Modelling and control for participatory planning and managing water systems. Abstract: Design of policies within the integrated water resources management (IWRM) paradigm demands to take into account multiple objectives such as flood protection, water(More)
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