The Demand for Water
The demand for water is influenced by many factors including climate change, socioeconomic conditions and changing geography to name a few. Consequently, all of the above affect our water supply. With an uncertain future for both supply and demand, we must now research ways to make this questionable future a reasonable and maintainable reality.
Looking closely at water distribution systems will play an important role in conservation. Many early designed WDS have been found to be under-designed. Using PRP (Poisson Rectangular Pulse Process), MSRP (Meyman-Scott Rectangular Pulse) and End-Use Models has greatly improved design making the systems more efficient.
Combining Descriptive and Predictive models with Scaling laws as you will see in this article is one of many strategies being implemented by engineers across the globe. While water demand will always be stochastic in nature, these strategies help researchers narrow the playing field in understanding demand, ultimately assist in exceeding current WDS systems and provide engineers reference for future systems as well.