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A hydrologic-economic modeling approach for analysis of urban water supply dynamics in Chennai, India
  The goal is to reconstruct past system behavior and diagnose the causes of a major water crisis.  In order to do this, we develop a hydrologic-engineering-economic model to address the complexity of urban water supply arising from consumers’ dependence on multiple interconnected sources of water. 
veenas  posted 8 years 6 months ago
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Factors determining informal tanker water markets in Chennai - Blog post by Veena Srinivasan
 In these, private tanker truck operators transport water extracted from peri-urban wells to urban consumers.  This study adopted a systems modeling approach to analyzing the informal tanker market in India.  The results indicate that the demand for tanker supply was caused by lack of groundwater availability in private wells as well as unreliable piped supply.
veenas  posted 8 years 6 months ago