The Hazbani-Dan water system

Gad Rabinowitz, Abraham Mehrez, Gideon Oron

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The Hazbani-Dan water system supplies gravitational water for both irrigation and hydroelectric energy production. An automatic control system for operating the energy plant while satisfying the irrigation needs was developed and applied. This was accomplished through an interdisciplinary research effort comprised of a feasibility study, formulation and analysis of a two level optimization model, development of forecasting models, and information system analysis. The value of such a control system goes beyond its direct economical benefits. It also provides tools for management decisions involving the evaluation of investments, and the determination of operating rules. This paper consolidates the narrow and technical scope of previous reports by presenting the overall research methodology, the relationships among the different parts, and a unique way of conducting applied research in an academic environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-318
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Feb 1990


  • Water
  • control processes
  • optimization
  • research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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