Water resources optimization-simulation in Argentina

Mario H. Gradowczyk, Pablo M. Jacovkis, Ana M. Freisztav, Jean Marc Roussel, Esteban G. Tabak

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This paper describes an integrated mathematical model, Oper, for use in the analysis and planning of multipurpose water resources systems. A typical system consists of reservoirs, hydropower stations, irrigated land, artificial and navigation channels, etc., over a reach of a river or a river basin. The model takes into account the hydrological, technical, sociopolitical and economic constraints that must be considered by planners and decision makers. The global model is composed of three different models: a preliminary design is obtained by means of the linear programming model Oper1; the corresponding hydrological and economic performances are tested through the simulation model Oper2; the optimal sequence of investments during the planning horizon is completed with the mixed integer programming model Oper4. The model has been implemented on a minicomputer and applied by the authors to the design of the water resources system on the Rio Negro basin, Argentina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 23 1990


  • Water
  • agriculture and food
  • energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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