‘Systemic knowledge management’, presented in Paper I as a problem-solving methodology, is applied to hydraulic systems here in Paper II. The generic context of hydraulic systems is interrelated to a body of similar developments in science and technology through the concept of paradigms. The systemic component of this problem-solving method integrates ‘holism’ with ‘reductionism’. Systems science approaches offer a problem-solving methodology to decompose complexities into hierarchies. The knowledge management component is implemented through (i) categorising complexities at each hierarchy for customisation of solutions, (ii) challenging the underlying assumptions; and (iii) reorganising complexities as a way of adapting to subsequent changes. This paper contributes towards the substantiation of the postulate on the formation of paradigms and their subsequent shifts. The main focus of this paper is to illustrate the potentials of applying systemic knowledge management to hydraulic systems and in particular to flood forecasting and warning.
Research Article|March 01 2003
Systemic knowledge management in hydraulic systems: II. Application to hydraulic systems
Rahman H. Khatibi
Rahman H. Khatibi
1National Flood Warning Centre, The Environment Agency, Frimley Business Park, Swift House, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7SQ, UKAcademic Visitor: University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, UK
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Journal of Hydroinformatics (2003) 5 (2): 141-153.
Rahman H. Khatibi; Systemic knowledge management in hydraulic systems: II. Application to hydraulic systems. Journal of Hydroinformatics 1 March 2003; 5 (2): 141–153. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2003.0011
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