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Handbook of Research on Hydroinformatics

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Researchers and decision makers who study natural resources and, in particular, water resource management, have acknowledged the significant role of hydroinformatics. The Handbook of Research on Hydroinformatics: Technologies, Theories and Applications describes how hydroinformatics applications, tools and decision aids are manifested and can be integrated and enhanced in organizations, while presenting hydroinformatics as a function of both human and technological interactions. This book provides the latest research on the use of hydroinformatics to establish sustained linkages between the water system and other related systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Contextual Analysis and Application Domain
    1. Chapter 1: Expanding the Hydroinformatics Agenda
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE NEED TO ‘EXPAND’ THE HYDROINFORMATICS AGENDA
      3. When Hydroinformatics Becomes Entrapped in a Limited Agenda of Water Management Reforms: A Case Study in the Baixada Fluminense, Brazil
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Integrated Watershed Management for Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      4. INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
      5. THE WAY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Collaborative, Stakeholder-Driven Resource Modeling and Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE COLLABORATIVE, STAKEHOLDER-DRIVEN APPROACH
      4. THE MODELING TECHNOLOGY
      5. CASE STUDIES
      6. SAMPLE MODEL INTERFACE AND RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Building Capacity for Better Water Decision Making through Internet-Based Decision Support Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DECISION MAKING IN WATER RESOURCES SYSTEMS BACKGROUND
      4. INTERNET AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION SUPPORTING DECISION MAKING
      5. INTERNET AS THE SOURCE OF MODELS AND DSS TOOLS
      6. WEB-BASED DSS
      7. INTERNET-BASED OPTIMIZATION TOOLS
      8. LEGAL ASPECTS
      9. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: From Hydrological Models to Policy-Relevant Decision Support Systems (DSSs)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
      4. THE MILLENNIAL DRIVE TOWARDS ACOMPREHENSIVE (INTEGRATED) DECISION SSUPPORT SYSTEMS
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: An Approach toward an Integrated Management of the Mara River Basin in Tanzania
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY AREA
      4. Study Methodology
      5. Main Issues of Concern in the Management of the MRB
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Building Sudan Water Knowledge Sharing Based on Global Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KNOWLEDGE SHARING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND ELEMENTS
      4. KNOWLEDGE SHARING INFRASTRUCTURE IN SUDAN
      5. ASSESSMENT OF WATER KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN THE SUDAN
      6. STRATEGIC APPROACHES FOR DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITY
      7. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Methodologies for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
    1. Chapter 8: Evolutionary Bayesian Belief Networks for Participatory Water Resources Management under Uncertainty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ROLE OF INTEGRATED CAUSAL LOOP DIAGRAM: BAYESIAN BELIEF NETWORK AND EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM IN PARTICIPATORY WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
      4. CASE STUDIES
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Envisioning the Paradigm of Service Oriented Hydrology Intelligence (SOHI)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE CONTEXT FOR HYDROINFORMATICS
      4. SOA FOR AGILE AND ON-DEMAND HYDROINFORMATICS
      5. A VIEW ON SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE (SOA) EVOLUTION
      6. RELEVANCE AND ROI OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI) SOFTWARE
      7. THE CHARACTERISTICS AND CAPABILITIES OF NEXT-GENERATION BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI 2.0)
      8. SOA EMPOWERING SERVICE ORIENTED HYDROLOGIC INTELLIGENCE
      9. SERVICE ORIENTED HYDROLOGY INTELLIGENCE (SOHI) ARCHITECTURE
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 10: Chaos Theory for Hydrologic Modeling and Forecasting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHAOS IDENTIFICATION AND PREDICTION
      4. PROGRESS IN CHAOS THEORY APPLICATIONS IN HYDROLOGY
      5. CHALLENGES IN CHAOS THEORY APPLICATIONS IN HYDROLOGY
      6. CLOSING REMARKS
  8. Section 3: Information Modeling
    1. Chapter 11: On the Relation between Hydrological Forecasts and Water Resources Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 12: Integrated Flood Risk Analysis for Assessing Flood Protection Strategies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RISK ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY
      4. HYDRAULIC MODEL
      5. APPLICATION: ASSESSMENT OF PROTECTION MEASURES
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: River Basin Management with a Special Focus on Management of Flood Events
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FLOOD FORECASTING AND WARNING
      4. PREPAREDNESS OF DEFENCES
      5. FLOOD MANAGEMENT
      6. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND SOCIAL IMPACT
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. WORKING EXAMPLE
    4. Chapter 14: Science and Water Policy Interface
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUNDS
      4. THE SCIENCE AND POLICY INTERFACE: INTEGRATING SOCIO-TECHNICAL AND POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS
      5. EVOLVING THE IWRM PARIDIGM
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: Flow-Based Structural Modelling and Dynamic Simulation of Lake Water Levels
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 16: Evolutionary Computation for Single and Multiobjective Water Distribution Systems Optimal Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
    7. Chapter 17: Use of Sediments Water in Environmental Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUDAN EXPERIENCE IN SEDIMENT MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT: RIVER NILE SYSTEM
      5. HYDROLOGICAL DATA
      6. TRAN BOUNDARY WATER QUALITY MONITORING NETWORK
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. RECOMMENDATION
    8. Chapter 18: Principal Component Analysis of Hydrological Data
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BASIC ALGORITHMS USED FOR PCA
      5. CASE STUDIES OF THE PCA APPLICATION ON HYDROLOGICAL DATA
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 19: A System Innovation-Oriented Integration of Management Information Systems in Urban Water Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT DOMAINS
      4. SUSTAINABLE TRANSITIONS IN URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT
      5. A SYSTEM INNOVATION ORIENTED INTEGRATION OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT: A HYDRO-INFORMATICS PERSPECTIVE
      6. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 20: The Status of Lake Victoria Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LONG TERM TRENDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND FISHERIES OF LAKE VICTORIA
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 21: Determination of Retention Efficiency of Kimondi Wetland in North Nandi District in Kenya
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. RECOMMENDATION
  9. Section 4: Enabling Technologies and Information Processing Paradigms
    1. Chapter 22: Application of Remote Sensing Technologies and Geographical Information Systems in Monitoring Environmental Degradation in the Lake Victoria Watershed, East Africa
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOURCES OF POLLUTION IN WATERSHEDS
      5. LAND USE POLLUTION LOADING MODELS
      6. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT DATA REQUIREMENTS AND POTENTIAL SOURCES
      7. NONPOINT POLLUTION LOADING FACTORS
      8. BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
      9. RAINFALL/RUNOFF RELATIONSHIPS
      10. HYDROINFORMATICS: WATER SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
      11. WATER MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES IN THE LAKE VICTORIA BASIN
      12. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, AND PROBLEMS
      13. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      14. FUTURE TRENDS
      15. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 23: Using Geographic Information System to Infollow the Fertilizers Pollution Migration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPLYING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WITHIN GIS
      5. USING GIS TO INFOLLOW FERTILIZERS POLLUTION
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 24: Improving Spatio-Temporal Rainfall Interpolation Using Remote Sensing CCD Data in a Tropical Basin
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. THE STUDY AREA AND DATA USED
      6. RESULTS
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 25: Assessing Environment-Climate Impacts in the Nile Basin for Decision-making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COUPLING WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE NILE BASIN WITH ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE POLICY
      5. ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE IMPACTS IN THE NILE BASIN: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ISSUES
      6. FUTURE TRENDS AND CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors