Elsevier, Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 28, 1 January 2017
Agent-based modeling to simulate the dynamics of urban water supply: Climate, population growth, and water shortages
The sustainability of water resources depends on the dynamic interactions among the environmental, technological, and social characteristics of the water system and local population. These interactions can cause supply-demand imbalances at diverse temporal scales, and the response of consumers to water use regulations impacts future water availability. This research develops a dynamic modeling approach to simulate supply-demand dynamics using an agent-based modeling framework that couple models of consumers and utility managers with water system models.