Accepted 11th May, 2014


In this study, Integer Linear Programming has been applied for optimal water distribution among irrigation networks. The case study is Sistan region in Sistan and Balouchistan Province of Iran. This model minimizes the number of channels which distribute water among outlets as well as difference between the goal and target time. Results provide a model for water distribution among irrigation networks based on time duration for water need and requested time for taking water. This model can be used to decide about irrigation planning.


Keywords: Irrigation networks, integer linear programming model, Sistan, Iran.