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Effective water management in modern times has never been fraught with more risk and uncertainty. Unfortunately, the new "normal" is characterized by fewer resources as well as the unexpected and the extreme. Water entities are finding that traditional tools fail to provide the cutting edge solutions they so desperately need. With a decision support system like ARCs™, fewer resources and higher unpredictability can finally be managed with superior confidence and optimal outcomes.

ARCs™ optimally manages resources while minimizing risk and uncertainty. Single and even multiple objectives can be optimally balanced in both real-time and over longer planning horizons. The ANN prediction models learn directly from real-world data, and can be used to simulate and assess different possible scenarios. More powerfully, ARCs™ combines the prediction equations with formal optimization. This combination ensures fast and accurate identification of the optimal or near optimal solutions. ARCs™ patented system integrates interpolation and physics-based equations to increase domain prediction and optimization capability as necessary. In addition, ARCs™ can account for uncertainty using advanced statistical methods.

ARCs™ patented system includes directly interfacing this decision support system with real-time data streams. While trial simulations are helpful in identifying general operating trends and management strategies, real-time conditions are often highly dynamic and uncertain. Consequently, real-time optimization can help avoid serious problems during abnormal events. Even during "normal" operating conditions, real-time optimization can achieve significant cost savings, and ensures superior protection and management of resources.

The ARCs™ patented decision support system provides water entities with superior real-time prediction and optimization management capability. It helps managers avoid a "rear-view mirror approach" by forecasting and anticipating problems before they occur. In short, it provides a window into the future for optimal real-time water management.