WaterWare is an integrated, model-based information and
decision support system for water resources management.
WaterWare integrates results of the EUREKA project EU487
and related RTD projects;
The System is designed to support the implementation of the
Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)
or similar national legislation,
and has been developed through a series of applications to:
WaterWare is implemented in an open, object-oriented client-server architecture,
fully web-enabled and Internet based,
supporting the seamless integration of databases, GIS, simulation and oiptimization models,
and analytical tools into a common, easy-to-use framework.
This includes a multimedia user interface with
Internet access (using a standard web browser as the only client software required),
a hybrid GIS with hierarchical map layers,
object data bases, time series analysis, reporting functions,
an embedded expert system for estimation, classification and
impact assessment tasks, and a hypermedia help- and explain system.
Real-time data management, simulation and non-linear multi-objective,
multi-criteria optimization modeling, with
data assimilation, forecasting, and reporting,
and support for operational management can be provided
with a real-time rule-based expert system.
Auxiliary tools manage user requirements and stakeholder preference structures
for the participatory optimization.
Applications around the Mediterranean
in the EU sponsored projects SMART
and OPTIMA include river basins in
Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia
and Morocco. Other international applications include Mexico, Malaysia, and China
as well as the Nile Basin (for DSS training).
Latest developments include real-time simulation based operational control of river basins,
and urban and regional flood forecasting and management.