Pywr-WREW, a water resources model for England and Wales built in Python water resources simulation system

Traditional water resource management, focused on individual companies, is no longer sufficient to address the complex issues surrounding England’s water supplies due to population growth, climate change and ecological needs, posed by these factors.

Anna Murgatroyd, principal investigator from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Environment Agency and Ofwat, initiated the National System Simulate Modelling project.

As part of this, they developed a comprehensive water resource model for England and Wales.

The model integrates various water usage sectors and future scenarios to assess potential water shortages and solutions.

However, they are limited by the model’s reliance on commercial software.

The Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis provides a way to address this limitation and aims to enhance the model’s accessibility and usability for researchers and practitioners.

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