Optimal Allocation of Flows (Water) Within the Volta Basin System of Ghana

  • E Owusu-Ansah
  • I.K Dontwi
  • S.K Asiedu-Addo
  • J Oduro-Yeboah
Keywords: Network, sub-basins, sources and sinks, consumptive and non-consumptive flows, optimal allocation

Abstract

In this paper, a hypothetical network is proposed for the Volta Basin System (V.B.S) using the optimization technique for obtaining corresponding optimal allocation of flows from runoffs in the sub-basins (source) to the sink (Akosombo reservoir). Maximum flow paths and their capacities with consumptive and non-consumptive flows were identified. We are able to determine the optimal withdrawals on these flows for either consumptive or non-consumptive use.

Keywords: Network, sub-basins, sources and sinks, consumptive and non-consumptive flows, optimal allocation

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