خلاصه : Simulation and optimization methods, powerful tools that had their origin in Operations research, have for several decades been successfully applied to the field of water management. But only in a few rare cases has there been any feedback mechanism or direct cooperation with scientists in other areas of applied mathematics. Generally speaking, it has turned out that solving of real problems along narrow disciplinary lines has hardly led to significant innovations. Pushing the limits of these boundaries could provide a greatly widened scope for synergy and innovation. The
development of complex model systems and their use for deriving optimal decisions in water management is taking place at a rapid pace. Still, simultaneous discoveries and developments in mathematics continue to be under-utilized due to the lack of coordination among disciplines. It is obvious that this failure of coordination and integration is a hindrance to expansion of progress in application of the knowledge we have gained. The purpose of this book is to help in overcoming this widespread condition.
کلید واژه : Networks, Optimization, Mathematics, Water, simulation.