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Moving Towards Sustainable and Resilient Smart Water Grids: Networked Sensing and Control Devices in the Urban Water System

Abstract Urban water systems face sustainability challenges ranging from water quality, leaks, over-use, energy consumption, and long-term supply concerns. Resiliency challenges include the capacity to respond to drought, managing pipe deterioration, responding to natural disasters, and preventing terrorism. One strategy to enhance sustainability and resiliency is the development and adoption of smart water grids. A smart water grid incorporates networked monitoring and control devices into its structure, which provides diverse, real-time information about the system, as well as enhanced control. Data provide input for modeling and analysis, which informs control decisions, allowing for improvement in sustainability and resiliency. While smart water... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Mutchek, Michele Ann (Author) / Allenby, Braden (Advisor) / Williams, Eric (Committee member) / Westerhoff, Paul (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Water resources management / Sustainability / carbon dioxide / design for environment / information and communication technology / life cycle thinking / smart irrigation controllers / smart water grid
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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