Title: Using the UVQ Model for the sustainability assessment of the urban water system, 19 EJSW Workshop on Process Data and Integrated Urban Water Modelling 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Availability: Klinger, J., Wolf, L. (2004): Using the UVQ Model for the sustainability assessment of the urban water system, 19 EJSW Workshop on Process Data and Integrated Urban Water Modelling. Proceedings (8p) 
Author 1/Producer: Klinger, J. 
Other Authors/Producers: Wolf, L. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.urbanwater.de/results/publications/klinger-et-al- ...  
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EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
 
Short description: Groundwater in urban areas is gaining importance as a drinking water resource but it is severely endangered through impact of dense human activities. Therefore it is necessary to apply a new cost effective approach for urban water management including groundwater. Within the scope of the AISUWRS project, Assessment of the Sustainability of Urban Water Resources and Systems will be done with the help of computer tools (Burn et al 2003). One special focus is the UVQ model, which has been developed to estimate water flows and contaminant loads within the urban water system. UVQ was applied on a smaller scaled study area situated at the urban area of Rastatt/Germany. Performed flow measurements inside the sewer system have delivered a calibration and validation dataset. The small scaled application serves the determination of requirements and evaluation of suitability of UVQ for whole urban areas. This model is one major pillar in a model chain that is trying to identify the sources of contaminants, their flow paths and the sinks in the urban water cycle. UVQ is an urban water balance and contaminant balance analysis tool covering the water system from source to discharge point. The modelling is the integration of the potable supply-wastewater disposal network and the rainfall run-off network into a single framework (Mitchell 2000) 
Link to Project(s): AISUWRS Assessing and Improving Sustainablilty of Urban Water Resources and Systems
 
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