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Deployment, maintenance and further development of SPATSIM-Hydrological Decision Support Framework (HDSF) Volume 2: National Database of Ecological Reserve and EWR Management
Expanded Title:To implement IWRM, water managers require integrated modelling tools to provide information that can assist in making managements decisions. There are two aspects of integrated modelling that have received increasing attention in recent years: (i) the coupling of models representing different water resource domains, and (ii) the development of integrated modelling frameworks or decision support systems. These integrated modelling frameworks typically include a common data repository, common data editing tools, common spatial and temporal data visualisation and analysis tools, and a collection of framework compatible models that make use of these common tools. The Spatial and Time Series Information Modelling (SPATSIM) software is a hydrological modelling framework, initially developed by the Institute for Water Research (IWR) at Rhodes University. At the end of WRC project K5/1490 it was recognised that there was a need to further tdevelop the SPATSIM-HDSF modelling framework, as well as the modelling tools associated with the framework, and provide user training and support for the framework and associated models. SPATSIM integrates spatial and time series information in a flexible modelling framework that includes a variety of data storage, retrieval, analysis and display options suitable for the application of a range of different framework compatible models. changes to the database structure, changes and enhancements to the main user interface, enhancements to the internal GIS functionality, development of additional time series analysis tools, and the development of an ArcGIS extension to provide further Geographic Information System (GIS) functionality. As part of the same project, the ACRU agrohydrological model was modified and a new model input structure and supporting tools were developed to include the ACRU model as one of the framework compliant models available to users. The work completed within the project can be broadly divided into 4 main sections: • further development of the SPATSIM-HDSF modelling framework, • development of the National RDM Database, • further development of the ACRU model and associated tools, and • user support and training.
Date Published:01/08/2012
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, R & D - Information technology
Document Keywords:Technology
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1870/2/12
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0296-6
ISBN Set No:978-1-4312-0298-0
Authors:Hughes DA; Forsyth DA; Stassen JJM; van Niekerk E
Project No:K5/1870
Organizations:Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University; Hilton, South Africa; BKS (Pty) Ltd
Document Size:7 018 KB
Related Documents:Deployment, maintenance and further development of SPATSIM-Hydrological Decision Support Framework (HDSF)
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