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Aquarius: A Water Allocation Model
A model for optimizing water allocation based on economic
demand functions, called Aquarius, has been
developed in cooperation with scientists at Colorado State University.
Version 97 was released in 1997 along with its description in the RM-GTR-299
publication. Since then the model it has been improved and expanded. The
latest version is available at this web site.
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- Brown, Thomas C. Gustavo E. Diaz, and Oli G. B. Sveinsson.
Water Allocation in River Basins--Aquarius: A System's Approach. Proceedings
of 2nd Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, Subcommittee
on Hydrology of the Advisory Committee on Water Information, July 28-August
1. Las Vegas, NV.
(427 KB PDF file)
- Diaz, Gustavo E., Thomas C. Brown, and Oli Sveinsson. 2000. Aquarius: A Modeling System for River Basin Water Alloction. General Technical Report RM-GTR-299-revised, Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 172 p.
- Diaz, Gustavo E. and Thomas C. Brown. 1997. AQUARIUS: A General Model for Efficient Water Allocation in River Basins. Proceedings of 27th Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research, Theme A: Managing Water: Coping with Scarcity and Abundance. August 10-15, San Francisco, CA. American Society of Civil Engineers, New York. pp. 405-410.
(174 KB PDF file)
- Diaz, Gustavo E. and Thomas C. Brown. 1997. Aquarius: An Object-Oriented Model for Efficient Allocation of Water in River Basins. Proceedings of AWRA/UCOWR Symposium Water Resources Education, Training, and Practice: Opportunities for the Next Century. June 29-July 3, Keystone, CO. Edited by John J. Warwick, pp. 835-844.
(183 KB PDF file)
- Diaz, G.E., T.C. Brown, V. Gudanti, and H.O. Sharif. 1996. AQUARIUS: An object-oriented model for the economically efficient allocation of water in river basins. Proceedings of the sixteenth Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days, April 1996, Colorado State University, H. Morel-Seytoux, editor, pp. 111-117.
(528 KB PDF file)
- Diaz, Gustavo E., Thomas C. Brown, and Hubert J. Morel-Seytoux. 1992. The Marginal Economic Value of Streamflows: A Systems Approach. Proceedings of American Geophysical Union Twelfth Annual Hydrology Days, March 31-April 3, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO. Edited by Hubert J. Morel-Seytoux. Hydrology Days Publications. Atherton, CA. 419 pp.
(426 KB PDF file)
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