What is the impact of losing infrastructure at a single location?

Please read the case regarding the desalination plants, and review the associated data regarding the number, size, and location of storage facilities, as well as the distribution system (e.g. pipelines) connecting facilities and connecting the demand points.

Al-Nory, M. T., & Graves, S. C. (2013). Water desalination supply chain modeling and optimization: case of Saudi Arabia Links to an external site.. IDA Journal of Desalination and Water Reuse, 5(2), 64-74.
After reading the case and reviewing the associated data, consider the three questions posed in the case:

Is it worth investing in new strategic storage?
What is the optimal flow over a set period of time?
What is the impact of losing infrastructure at a single location?
Consider the four datasets presented in the case (Supply, Demand, Storage, Transportation). For each of the three questions posed, provide a brief explanation as to how important each dataset is to answering each of the three questions and what specifically from each dataset category you would consider in making the decision. The ask isn’t for a specific numerical answer or decision, more to show your understanding of how each dataset type would be used in the modeling and in considering the answer.

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