Optimized Water Resources Management Using the IWRET Tool
In October 2018, Ryerson Urban Water officially launched the Integrated Water Evaluation Tool (IWRET)!
The IWRET is an online tool that is freely accessible! The tool is meant to assist decision makers in selecting the optimal water management system on a precinct by precinct basis.
The IWRET Tool takes into account the networks of buildings, their intended usage, and associated infrastructure in each neighbourhood to predict water/energy balances and nutrient recovery for various scenarios (including climate change and population growth). The tool provides decision makers with output parameters in order to enable reduction in wastewater generation, potable demand, energy consumption, and other evaluation criteria (both quantitative and qualitative).