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TitleModelling Water Resources using Vensim PLE
Author(s)Pereira, Rui M. S.
Haie, Naim
Machado, Gaspar J.
KeywordsWeather scenarios
Mathematical model
Vensim PLE
Issue date2011
PublisherWorld Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)
Abstract(s)This paper intends to show how easy it can be to build a prototype that will help water resources managers to make their decisions not only based on politics or economics, but also with a scientific tool that will help them easily build different weather scenarios. First we present a very simple mathematical model, that has all the potential to evolve from version to version. Its implementation was in Vensim PLE. Vensim PLE is a very easy and intuitive tool to perform simulations, being the philosophy that Vensim PLE follows to build up models of simulation very interesting and simple. It is a visual programming language based in three main entities — container variables, auxiliary variables, and fluxes. The details are hidden when you define these entities represented in a figure. In this paper we used a freeware version for students. This shows that with an available freeware version and a bit of imagination we are able to build rather interesting models to help water management.
TypeConference paper
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:CMAT - Artigos em atas de conferências e capítulos de livros com arbitragem / Papers in proceedings of conferences and book chapters with peer review

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