problem in Gaza Strip in Palestine
is complicated; in reason of consumed water exceed the renewable water and high
population density. The water situation is very important for mangers that are
responsible of distribution, operation and maintenance of water networks to
build an effective and complete comprehensive management of water distribution
networks system.The main aim of this research is to study and evaluate the existing
operation & maintenance system which is applied in Rafah area in Gaza strip
which selected as pilot study area. The proposed system deals with a huge
quantity of data which is needed to propose an effective system that can save
time, cost, and minimize the mistakes in managing operation & maintenance
systems for water distribution networks, Geographic Information System
Technology is selected as one of tool decision which deals with such quantity
of data and can be linked with other software which can achieve the aim of this
depended on the use of Arc GIS 9.3 datasets and Water CAD/WaterGEMS hydraulic
modeling based on Decision Support System for proposed water distribution plan
systems, proposed operation & maintenance systems, and use pipe condition
index to assist operation & maintenance manager to take the best decision
which saving time, effort, and cost.
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