Extract the zip file
Run the jaltantra_local.exe file and a console should popup showing the server startup
Now goto the browser and type in http://localhost:8080/jaltantra/ to access the local web version of JalTantra
JalTantra requires java 8 or later.
In case java is not installed, you will be taken to the download website
Above is a Google Earth image of tanker fed villages in the Mokhada taluka of Thane.
We would like to design a piped water network to alleviate their water problems.
A typical multi village design consists of the following components:
MBR (Mass Balancing Reservoir)
WTP (Water Treatment Plant)
ESR (Elevated Storage Reservoirs)
Pipes connecting all of the above
Designing a particular scheme means locating and sizing each of the above components.
Which source do we use?
Where do we place our ESRs in terms of location as well as elevation.
What should be its capacity?
What should be the diameter of the pipes?
The aim of the design is to satisfy the water demand of each village and at the same time minimize capital and/or operational cost of the design.
Therefore the questions have to be answered in light of that objective.
In the first iteration of our system, we attempt to optimize the pipe diameters given the location and demand of the ESRs.
We have now also integrated ESR selection (location, height, capacity as well as which nodes it serves) into the optimization.