This paper aims to present the information-based technologies used for water management in a test basin within the scope of the EU-sponsored SMART and OPTIMA projects. The study uses a dynamic simulation model with its associated databases and a water resources planning and optimization system, established through a web-based client–server implementation to support distributed use and easy access for multi-criteria optimization and decision support. The results clearly illustrate how a consistent and well-integrated set of advanced but practical Decision Support System (DSS) tools can be used for efficient “optimal” water management strategies and policies of use, designed for a participatory public decision-making process.
Optimization methods applied for sustainable management of water-scarce basins
Cem P. Cetinkaya, Okan Fistikoglu, Nilgun B. Harmancioglu, Kurt Fedra; Optimization methods applied for sustainable management of water-scarce basins. Journal of Hydroinformatics 1 January 2008; 10 (1): 69–95. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2007.011
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