Watershed management increasingly requires ecohydraulic modeling and assessment within a regional context, rather than on a project-by-project basis. Such holistic modeling and assessment require evaluation capabilities across multiple temporal and spatial scales. Thus, modeling and assessment tools must be integrated in a scientifically and computationally effective infrastructure. The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, in concert with the Hydrologic Engineering Center and its academic partners, including Brigham Young University, is establishing a comprehensive set of hydroinformatics modeling and assessment tools for ecohydraulic and water resources management applications, all linked based on a common data and information infrastructure. This paper presents the attributes of this information infrastructure and compares it with the analogous integration initiatives elsewhere.
Information infrastructure for integrated ecohydraulic and water resources modeling and assessment
R. Wallace, K. Pathak, M. Fife, N. L. Jones, J. P. Holland, D. Stuart, J. Harris, C. Butler, D. R. Richards; Information infrastructure for integrated ecohydraulic and water resources modeling and assessment. Journal of Hydroinformatics 1 December 2006; 8 (4): 317–333. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2006.007
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