Introducing CESWI 8
Published on: 14 Nov 2023
This #TechnicalTuesday comes from Andrew Slaughter, #teamWRc Senior Consultant, who is talking about integrating water quality functionality in Pywr and the increased capability it offers to the water industry.Pywr is an Open Source, Python-based generalised network resource allocation model. The benefits of Pywr include its flexibility and rapid run time. Pywr is being increasingly used, both in the UK and internationally, for conducting scenario risk analysis, identifying optimal portfolios of water supply options and transfers, and to represent allocation of water in complex food-water-energy nexus systems. In the UK, water companies are starting to use Pywr to represent their bulk-water supply networks as they recognise the usefulness of the model for risk analysis and infrastructure planning.
Senior Consultant Scientist
Dr. Slaughter has a background in water resources management modelling and water quality modelling. He has over ten years of professional experience. Within the UK water sector, Dr. Slaughter has participated in the development of an annual supply-demand model for England and Wales, investigated the possible impacts of the future hydrogen economy on water resources in East England, modelled water trades between major abstraction licence holders in the Ouse River Basin, and investigated the reliability of the proposed South Lincolnshire Reservoir in East England. Internationally, Dr. Slaughter has participated in the Integrated Modelling Program for Canada under the Global Water Futures program. Dr. Slaughter is also the lead developer of the Water Quality Systems Assessment Model (WQSAM), which has been applied to various catchments in southern Africa.