Stormwater harvesting (SWH) is an important, water-sensitive urban design (WSUD) approach. This article shows you a new SWH conceptual design modelling framework. It handles the optimal placement and sizing of stormwater harvesting infrastructure within an urban development.
Human heuristics, or ‘rules-of-thumb’, can guide optimisation algorithms in an intelligent way towards innovative solutions to complex real-world problems. This article presents four heuristics proven to improve optimisation solution performance while reducing computational overheads.