Predicting The Impact Of Climate Change On Pipe Failure In Drinking Water Distribution Systems

Bas Wols, P van Thienen

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Underground water infrastructure can be vulnerable towards climate change. In previous research, correlations between weather parameters and pipe failure rates in the drinking water distribution systems (DWDS) of the Netherlands were found. Using the statistical relations between pipe failure frequencies and weather conditions, a methodology is proposed to assess the effect of climate change on the integrity of DWDSs. As the time scales of climate change are in the order of 50 years, the methodology has been set up to also incorporate the evolution of the DWDS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the HIC 2014 - 11th international conference on hydroinformatics
EditorsM Piasecki
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics - New York, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 201421 Aug 2014
Conference number: 11

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Conference11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics
Abbreviated titleHIC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
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