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Short-Term Urban Water Demand Prediction Considering Weather Factors

Zubaidi, S, Gharghan, SK, Dooley, J, Alkhaddar, R and Abdellatif, M (2018) Short-Term Urban Water Demand Prediction Considering Weather Factors. Water Resources Management, 14 (32). pp. 4527-4542. ISSN 0920-4741

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Accurate and reliable forecasting plays a key role in the planning and designing of municipal water supply infrastructures. Recent studies related to water demand prediction have shown that water demand is driven by weather variables, but the results do not clearly show to what extent. The principal aim of this research was to better understand the effects of weather variables on water demand. Additionally, it aimed to offer an appropriate and reliable technique to predict municipal water demand by using the Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA) and Backtracking Search Algorithm (BSA) with Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Moreover, eight weather factors were adopted to evaluate their impact on the water demand. The principal findings of this research are that the hybrid GSA-ANN (Agent = 40) model is superior in terms of fitness function (based on RMSE) for yearly and seasonal phases. In addition, it is evidently clear from the findings that the GSA-ANN model has the ability to simulate both seasonal and yearly patterns for daily data water consumption.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Water Resources Management. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11269-018-2061-y
Uncontrolled Keywords: MD Multidisciplinary
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Civil Engineering (merged with Built Env 10 Aug 20)
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 11:13
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 10:03
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/s11269-018-2061-y
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9390
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