Description : Optimal planning and design covering water resources, network distribution and waste-water treatment Analysis and simulation methods for hydraulics, reliability, cost and quality operations Measurement systems and analysis methods for deriving component values and evaluating overall systems performance Management, control and cost optimisation using integrated decision and management systems Future directions of research and applications Industrial and case study applications of some integrated computer systems Recent developments in research and associated computer packages. The International Water Conference is to be held at Montfort University, Leicester, September 2001. The conference proceedings reflect the current and future roles of modelling and optimisation in the description and management of water industry systems. Balanced views of academic and industry experts from around the world are included in the two volumes of papers. Insights are provided into the experiences of leading researchers and practitioners in applying modelling and optimisation to the management of water quantity and quality.
Description : Environmental Informatics (or Enviromatics) is a maturing subject with interdisciplinary roots in computer science, environmental planning, ecology, economics and other related areas. Its practitioners must be prepared to work with many diverse professional groups. It forms the foundation for computer-assisted environmental protection. This book contains an edited version of papers presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS '99), which was held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, from August 30 to September 2, 1999, and was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). The text is divided into six sections: Enviromatics - Introduction; Environmental Issues; Environmental Information Systems - Tools and Techniques; Environmental Information Systems - Implementations; Environmental Decision Support Systems; Specialised Topics. This state-of-the-art volume will be essential reading for computer scientists and engineers, ecologists, and environmental planners and managers.
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, ISESS 2017, held in Zadar, Croatia, in May 2017. The 35 revised full papers presented together with 4 keynote lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. The papers deal with environmental challenges and try to provide solutions using forward-looking and leading-edge IT technology. They are organized in the following topical sections: air and climate; water and hydrosphere; health and biosphere; risk and disaster management; information systems; and modelling, visualization and decision support.
Description : Design of Water Quality Monitoring Systems Design of Water Quality Monitoring Systems presents a state-of-the-art approach to designing a water quality monitoring system that gets consistently valid results. It seeks to provide a strong scientific basis for monitoring that will enable readers to establish cost-effective environmental programs. The book begins by reviewing the evolution of water quality monitoring as an information system, and then defines water quality monitoring as a system, following the flow of information through six major components: sample collection, laboratory analysis, data handling, data analysis, reporting, and information utilization. The importance of statistics in obtaining useful information is discussed next, followed by the presentation of an overall approach to designing a total water quality information system. This sets the stage for a thorough examination of the quantification of information expectations, data analysis, network design, and the writing of the final design report. Several case studies describe the efforts of various organizations and individuals to design water quality monitoring systems using many of the concepts discussed here. A helpful summary and final system design checklist are also provided. Design of Water Quality Monitoring Systems will be an essential working tool for a broad range of managers, environmental scientists, chemists, toxicologists, regulators, and public officials involved in monitoring water quality. The volume will also be of great interest to professionals in government, industry, and academia concerned with establishing sound environmental programs.
Description : This book presents 15 tutorial lectures by leading researchers given at the 11th edition of the International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems, SFM 2011, held in Bertinoro, Italy, in June 2011. SFM 2011 was devoted to formal methods for eternal networked software systems and covered several topics including formal foundations for the inter-operability of software systems, application-layer and middleware-layer dynamic connector synthesis, interaction behavior monitoring and learning, and quality assurance of connected systems. The school was held in collaboration with the researchers of the EU-funded projects CONNECT and ETERNALS. The papers are organized into six parts: (i) architecture and interoperability, (ii) formal foundations for connectors, (iii) connector synthesis, (iv) learning and monitoring, (v) dependability assurance, and (vi) trustworthy eternal systems via evolving software.
Description : Updated from the 1989 version, this manual presents the basics of computerized programs and processes for control and maintenance of a water distribution system. Discussed are operational functions that should be included, how systems should be designed and organized and what operators should be aware of to integrate new data into current systems.
Description : During the last several years the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) has been involved in developing and adapting software for real-time data analysis, short-term runoff forecasting and reservior systems simulation. These software components are part of a comprehensive software system that also includes a specially-designed data storage system, an interactive control interface and a graphical display capability the facilitates interpretation and analysis of observed data and simulation results. The software system, in whole or in part, is intended for use throughout the Corps of Engineers on computers that are dedicated to water control activities. The software is presently being implemented on Harris 100/500 minicomputers. This paper focuses on the conceptual basis for, and capabilities of, the software system. Illustration of software capabilities is based on application to the 16,900 sq. km. Scioto Basin in Ohio, USA.
Description : 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.