The regulation of an artificial reservoir is generally carried out in order to pursue different targets: agricultural, hydroelectric, ecological, recreational, protection from floods, etc All these objectives are often in conflict and their requirements in terms of water accumulation and release does not coincide neither in terms of time neither in terms of quantity. It is though necessary to find a compromise for reservoir management that on one side can minimize losses due to water deficits and on the other can reduce the entity and the number of the possible damages caused by floods.
PRODAM DSS is a reservoir management decision Support System that faces the problem of multi-purposes reservoir optimal management.
It uses the method of Stochastic Dynamic Programming and it helps the user defining the management plan of the water system considering the appraisal of the economic, ecological, environmental and social impact that it involves.
PRODAM DSS is especially dedicated to decision makers in charge of artificial reservoirs management who need a Decision Support System to guide them in optimizing water release, considering environmental and physical bindings. The functionalities of PRODAM include: