Investigating the use of stochastic forecast for RTC of urban drainage systems

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Abstract

Real time control is considered a mean to efficiently improve the performance of urban drainage systems. A globally optimal utilisation of e.g. storage volume in basins can best be achieved by considering runoff forecasts in the decision setup. These forecasts, however, are subject to significant uncertainty. This uncertainty should be considered in the decision making. An approach that incorporates stochastic multistep runoff predictions from so-called greybox models into a real time control setup is presented. These models provide a dynamic description of forecast uncertainties and they simultaneously allow a continuous adaption of the model states to observed runoff. Methods for generating stochastic forecasts and incorporating these into the decision making framework are described. Using two sample events, the forecast quality is compared to state-of-the-art deterministic forecasting models and the effect on control decisions and the resulting overflow volume is evaluated. We can demonstrate potential of the stochastic models but identify a need for model adaptivity and modified model structures that allow for a more general modelling of forecast uncertainties.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event8th International Conference on Planning and Technologies for Sustainable Urban Water Management - Lyon, France
Duration: 23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
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Conference8th International Conference on Planning and Technologies for Sustainable Urban Water Management
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period23/06/201327/06/2013
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Investigating the use of stochastic forecast for RTC of urban drainage systems

Roland Löwe (Lecturer)

25 Jun 2013

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Vezzaro, L., Löwe, R., Madsen, H., Grum, M., & Mikkelsen, P. S. (2013). Investigating the use of stochastic forecast for RTC of urban drainage systems. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Planning and Technologies for Sustainable Urban Water Management, Lyon, France.