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Urban hydroinformatics: towards the synergy between social and technical dimensions of urban water management
Author : Z. Vojinovic
The application of hydroinformatics technologies in urban water systems (a.k.a. Urban Hydroinformatics) has emerged as an important concept for several reasons. First, there is a growing need to manage urban water cycle on a global basis. Second, a range of alternative technologies to process different aspects of the urban water cycle are becoming available. Third, advances in hydroinformatics have enabled to model different phases of the entire cycle locally and globally and to optimise their functioning. Some of the practical applications where the use of urban hydroinformatics technologies plays critical role are: general system’s performance evaluation, leakage control in water distribution networks, rehabilitation of sewerage networks, flood risk mitigation, optimisation and control of treatment works, and minimising impacts of sewerage overflows on receiving waters. With more than half of the world’s population living in urban conglomerations, a major challenge for urban hydroinformatics is to enable effective management of urban water systems in a context in which management itself is placed directly in the hands of the most active stakeholders. This paper provides an overview of some of the key challenges and future prospects facing urban hydroinformatics.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011)
Article : THEME 7: Hydroinformatics
Date Published : 01/07/2011
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