Optimization of California's Water Supply System: Results and Insights

  title={Optimization of California's Water Supply System: Results and Insights},
  author={Marion W. Jenkins and Jay R. Lund and Richard E. Howitt and Andrew J. Draper and Siwa Msangi and Stacy K. Tanaka and Randall Scott Ritzema and Guilherme Fernandes Marques},
  journal={Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management},
This paper presents results of a large-scale economic-engineering optimization model of California's water supply system. The results of this 4-year effort illustrate the value of optimization modeling for providing integrated information needed to manage a complex multipurpose water system. This information includes economic benefits of flexible operations, economic valuation of capacity expansion opportunities, estimating user willingness to pay for additional water, economic opportunity… Expand

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