Depending on the local availability of water resources and the existing consumer structure, the task of water resources and supply management is to: _ ensure optimal utilisation of the existing natural water resources; _ ensure proper distribution of these with respect to water consumers; _ make up for deficient resources by developing
additional ones ; _ set up monitoring and control mechanisms to take
account of future developments in population and industrial growth.

Methodology for Selecting Desalination Processes in Water/Energy Supply Structures

HEINZ LUDWIG, Fichtner, GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

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ROLE OF WATER SOURCES AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

Depending on the local availability of water resources
and the existing consumer structure, the task of water
resources and supply management is to:

_ ensure optimal utilisation of the existing natural water
Resources

_ ensure proper distribution of these with respect to
water consumers

_ make up for deficient resources by developing
additional ones

_ set up monitoring and control mechanisms to take
account of future developments in population and
industrial growth.

Apart from the exploitation of natural water resources

– both ground- and surface water – it is possible, and
also necessary, to make use on a regional basis of
rainwater, to recycle and re-use water, and if these
resources prove inadequate, to incorporate desalination
of brackish water and seawater into the supply structure.
Re-use of effluent from municipal sewage treatment
plants may be considered above all, for
quality-oriented supply of municipal and industrial
consumers as well as for irrigation purposes.

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