GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management

Author: John G. Lyon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203217917

Category: Nature

Page: 274

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The use of GIS, and its application for solving environmental problems is growing rapidly. This powerful set of tools can be used to great effect in hydrological modeling, environment and habitat assessments, ecosystem studies, monitoring of wetlands and forested watersheds, urban studies, agricultural impact assessment and much more. GIS for Water

Geospatial Tools for Urban Water Resources

Author: Patrick L. Lawrence

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400747349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 194

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This book examines the application of geotechniques to address a wide range of issues facing urban water resources. Growing populations leading to urbanization and related development have lead to problems associated with water quality, storm water management, flood control, environmental health, and related ecosystem impacts. Major cities and other urban areas are facing challenges in addressing the implications of impacts to water resources. Recent innovations in geotechnologies, including Geographic Information Science (GIS), remote sensing, and other spatial tools and techniques, provide great opportunities and potential to assist in dealing with these problems. This volume provides a series of case studies that examine the application of new methods and approaches in a range of geotechnologies as utilized to better understand and resolve urban water resource concerns in communities throughout the world. Computer based mapping, spatial analysis, satellite imagery, decision support systems, web based applications, aerial photography, and other methods are highlighted by their development and application. The research presented in this volume will provide for an excellent source of knowledge and learning to assist professionals, experts, and students with a better understanding of how the use of geotechnologies can be used to assist urban communities to address water resource challenges.

Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

Author: Lynn E. Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420069143

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 316

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State-of-the-art GIS spatial data management and analysis tools are revolutionizing the field of water resource engineering. Familiarity with these technologies is now a prerequisite for success in engineers’ and planners’ efforts to create a reliable infrastructure. GIS in Water Resource Engineering presents a review of the concepts and applications of GIS in the various sub-fields of water resource engineering. After a summary review of analyses and database functions, the book addresses concepts and applications in the following areas: Surface Water Hydrology Groundwater Hydrology Water Supply and Irrigation systems Wastewater and Stormwater Systems Floodplain Management Water Quality Water Resource Monitoring and Forecasting River Basin Planning and Management The book develops a general understanding of the nature of GIS and how it is used to create and analyze geographic data. The author first introduces primary field data collection methods and describes procedures for interpretation and analysis. The second portion of the book focuses on the linkage of GIS data with water resource analysis and management models. Applications are presented with descriptions of GIS database development, analysis background theory, and model integration with GIS. The profound impact of GIS systems on water resources engineering continues to grow. GIS in Water Resource Engineering arms engineers and planners with an arsenal of tools to assist in the creation of a reliable, environmentally sensitive, infrastructure.

Watershed Management

Author: Vijay P. Singh,Ram Narayan Yadava

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788177645453

Category: Groundwater

Page: 436

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Applied Morphometry and Watershed Management Using RS, GIS and Multivariate Statistics(Case Studies)

Author: Yahya Farhan

Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA

ISBN: 1618964100

Category: Science

Page: 488

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“Applied Morphometry and Watershed Management” book is designed to introduce the recent developments related to applied morphometric studies of drainage basins. Applications of drainage basin morphometric analysis cover several topics of research such as: 1) Prioritization of sub-watersheds for soil and water conservation; 2) Surface water harvesting; 3) Assessment of groundwater potential and predicting of groundwater movement; 4) Geo-hazard assessment (i.e., soil erosion and sediment yield modeling, landslide susceptibility mapping; flashflood hazard and flood management; 5) The impact of Quaternary tectonics on structure and drainage network distortions.

Sustainable Watershed Management

SuWaMa 2014 conference proceedings

Author: I. Ethem Gonenc,John P. Wolflin,Rosemarie C. Russo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203764706

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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This proceedings volume contains papers and extended abstracts presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Watershed Management (SuWaMa 2014). The Conference was the second in a series of Sustainable Watershed Management Conferences. The objective of the Conference Series was to present and discuss advanced environmental models and contemporary decision support tools for the sustainable use and development of watersheds. Contributions cover the following topics: sound watershed management practices (case studies and examples from various countries including lessons learned from implementation of both successful and deficient management scenarios), decision support tools (such as monitoring, GIS, ecological economics, cost/benefit analysis and decision making models), integrated environmental model applications for management (including watershed, air-shed, coastal, and living resource models), trans-boundary environmental issues (air pollution, climate change, coastal oceans at regional, continental, and global scales) and global watershed sustainability. This multidisciplinary volume will benefit natural and social scientists, engineers, managers and other professionals as well as stakeholders with an interest in water resources and their management.

Computer Models for Water-Resources Planning and Management

National Study of Water Management During Drought

Author: Ralph A. Wurbs

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788141706

Category:

Page: 218

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This report is designed to help water managers & planners who are not expert in modeling, & modeling experts in one area who are interested in surveying available models in another area. Covers: model development & distribution org's.; general-purpose software; demand forecasting & balancing supply with demand; water distribution system models; ground water models; watershed runoff models; stream, hydraulics models; river & reservoir water quality models; & reservoir/river system operation models. Inventory of selected models appendix. Tables.

GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering

Author: Barnali Dixon,Venkatesh Uddameri,Chittaranjan Ray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118354133

Category: Science

Page: 504

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GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering not only provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of geographic information systems but also demonstrates how GIS and mathematical models can be integrated to develop spatial decision support systems to support water resources planning, management and engineering. The book uses a hands-on active learning approach to introduce fundamental concepts and numerous case-studies are provided to reinforce learning and demonstrate practical aspects. The benefits and challenges of using GIS in environmental and water resources fields are clearly tackled in this book, demonstrating how these technologies can be used to harness increasingly available digital data to develop spatially-oriented sustainable solutions. In addition to providing a strong grounding on fundamentals, the book also demonstrates how GIS can be combined with traditional physics-based and statistical models as well as information-theoretic tools like neural networks and fuzzy set theory.

African Water Resource Database: Technical manual and workbook. Technical manual

Author: Jeff Jenness

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251056479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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The African Water Resource Database (AWRD) is a set of data and custom-designed tools, combined in a geographic information system (GIS) analytical framework, aimed at facilitating responsible inland aquatic resource management with a focus on inland fisheries and aquaculture. It thus provides a valuable instrument to promote food security. The AWRD data archive includes an extensive collection of datasets covering the African continent, including: surface waterbodies, watersheds, aquatic species, rivers, political boundaries, population density, soils, satellite imagery and many other physiographic and climatological data. This technical paper is the second of two publications about the AWRD, and it includes a technical manual for spatial analysts and a workbook for university students and teachers. The first part of this technical paper is available separately (ISBN 9789251057407).