Accession Number : ADA295807

Title :   Computer Models for Water Resources Planning and Management,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Wurbs, Ralph A.

PDF Url : ADA295807

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 229

Abstract : A tremendous amount of work has been accomplished during the past three decades in developing computer models for use in water resources planning and management. Powerful generalized software packages are playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of water management. With recent advances in computer technology, essentially everyone working in the water resources and environmental field now has convenient access to desktop computers providing all the hardware capabilities needed to execute a mighty arsenal of available models. Computer modeling is no longer limited solely to organizations that can afford expensive mainframe computers. The purpose of this report is to make available computer programs more accessible to water management professionals. Information is provided to facilitate the identification, selection, and acquisition of software packages for a broad spectrum of water management modeling applications. An extremely large number of water management models providing a broad range of analysis capabilities have been reported in the published literature. Many other computer programs have been successfully developed and applied by water agencies and firms without being formally published. Commercial software products, which are extensively used in business, education, science, engineering, and other professional fields, also play important roles in environmental and water resources planning and management. (KAR) P. 11

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *WATER RESOURCES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, OPTIMIZATION, ENVIRONMENTS, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, MODELS, COMPUTERS, WATER, PLANNING, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, ACCESS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, INSTRUCTORS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE