This guide covers the issues of forecasting water demand for both urban and rural environments
This Advisory Note introduces the principles, procedures and precautions for the calculation of a water demand forecast. It includes domestic, industrial, and eco-environmental water demands. It introduces some preparatory activities that are required before a water demand forecast analysis can be undertaken, and it provides the steps of a demand forecast calculation according to a norms approach as used widely in the country.
This Advisory Note should be read in conjunction with Thematic Paper 1.8 - Water Demand Forecasting and Advisory Note 1.8.2 - Agricultural Water Use Norms.
WRDMAP. Water Demand Forecasting [Advisory Note 1.8.1]. WRDMAP, China (2010) 32 pp