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Applied Water Science

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 1561–1567

First Online: 27 April 2016Received: 22 December 2014Accepted: 12 April 2016DOI: 10.1007-s13201-016-0416-1

Cite this article as: Abdelbaki, C., Benchaib, M.M., Benziada, S. et al. Appl Water Sci 2017 7: 1561. doi:10.1007-s13201-016-0416-1

Abstract

For more effective management of water distribution network in an arid region, Mapinfo GIS 8.0 software was coupled with a hydraulic model EPANET 2.0 and applied to a case study region, Chetouane, situated in the north-west of Algeria. The area is characterized not only by water scarcity but also by poor water management practices. The results showed that a combination of GIS and modeling permits network operators to better analyze malfunctions with a resulting more rapid response as well as facilitating in an improved understanding of the work performed on the network. The grouping of GIS and modeling as an operating tool allows managers to diagnosis a network, to study solutions of problems and to predict future situations. The later can assist them in making informed decisions to ensure an acceptable performance level for optimal network operation.

KeywordsWater distribution network GIS Database Modeling EPANET 



Author: Chérifa Abdelbaki - Mohamed Mouâd Benchaib - Salim Benziada - Hacène Mahmoudi - Mattheus Goosen

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