River Basin Data Base
WaterWare structures any river basin (WaterWare application domain) as a sets of
accessible through the embedded object data base.
The main type, called RIVER BASIN OBJECTS,
represent real world entities: such as
(sub)catchments, reservoirs, cities, or treatment plants (all georeferenced)
and generic objects such as
The River Basin Data Base is organised geographically, by (sub)catchments.
- water technologies
- crops (potentially irrigated).
For any given catchment, it provides:
- A basic description of the basin, hypertext and images, parallel map display,
selected descriptive parameters, summaries of landuse and elevation
(pie charts that link to detailed topical editors and display pages)
- A set of navigation BUTTONS that lead to further related pages. These are,
starting from top left:
- Economics: defines the relative contributions of main economic sectors to overall basins GRP;
- Demography: age-sex distribution as the basis of demographic forecasts and scenarios;
- Institutions: an address data base for individual and institutions design for the support
of stakeholder groups and a participatory apporach to IWRM;
- Documents: a simple doument management system (PDF, DOC, PS) for documents related to the basin;
- Demand: leads to a list of all the major water users (demand nodes) such as
cities, irrigation districts and large farms, industries, tourist resorts, wetlands (environmental demands);
- Monitoring: monitoring stations and their associated data sets
(time series); may be related to institutions as their operators;
- Structures: major hydraulic structures, primarily dams and reservoirs, but also weirs,
sluices, pumped abstractions, well fields, treatment plants;
- Issues: questionnaires on water resources issues,
related to institutions, in support of a participatory DSS approach
(elicitation of stakeholders priorities and preference structures).