The ASCE Task Committee on Research Databases for Water Distribution Systems was formed in 2013 for the purpose of developing a database for use by the water distribution system community in developing and testing new algorithms for network design, analysis, and operations. This effort has led to the identification and collection of data files and supporting narratives for over 40 different distribution systems. Members of the task committee volunteered to collect and submit data on different water distribution networks, including both those well known in the literature (e.g. New York Tunnel System) and other systems known only to the volunteer. Data to be submitted included an EPANET compatible data file and a narrative summary of the history and characteristics of the system.

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Battle of the Water Network Models

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