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Prediction for protection of water resources

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June 2, 2014
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Technische Universitaet Dresden
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A scientifically based decision support system (DSS) for planning, design and management of applications in the water sector has been developed by researchers. The climatic change poses an increasing threat to water resources worldwide. One solution for the minimization of the impact is the compensation of deficits with sustainable management strategies.

The newly founded Junior Research Group "INOWAS" at TU Dresden has started its activity. The researchers of the Institute of Waste Management and Contaminated Site Treatment develop a scientifically based decision support system (DSS) for planning, design and management of applications in the water sector. The climatic change poses an increasing threat to water resources worldwide. One solution for the minimization of the impact is the compensation of deficits with sustainable management strategies. The research project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a budget of 1.7 million Euros for the duration of four years (May 2014 -- April 2018), with the possible prolongation for one more year.

The focus of the project lies on the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the managed groundwater reservoirs by means of scenario analysis, prognosis and risk assessment and with regard to the influencing climatic and anthropogenic factors. The multi-component DSS will be developed on an interactive web-based platform that combines a comprehensive knowledge base with complex scenario analysis tools. Different environmental scenarios can be simulated by the integration of Geographic Information Systems and CAD-based management tools. In addition to computer-based simulations, laboratory and test-field scale infiltration units will be installed at the institute in Pirna for the prediction of the efficiency of managed groundwater recharge under different process and site-specific conditions. The effect of boundary conditions will be investigated by conducting experiments both in natural and controlled (lab) environment. The computer-based simulations will be then verified and validated in several locations worldwide.


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