Multi-scale optimisation and control of dynamically adaptive water supply networks

Started: October 2016

Supervisor: Dr Ivan Stoianov

Industry Partner: Suez Environmental

Description of Research

The operation of water supply networks is facing significant operational challenges resulting from growing demand, ageing infrastructure and climate variabilities. As the industry is starting to recognize the limitations of permanent sectorisation, alternative management approaches based on networks that dynamically adapt their connectivity and operational conditions are emerging. Joy’s research programme focuses on the development of a systematic approach and robust mathematical methods for the optimization and control of this new generation of dynamically adaptive networks at multiple scales of network decomposition.