Personal Computers and Stormwater Management Programs

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by Thomas N. Debo, Georgia Inst of Technology, Graduate, City Planning Program, Atlanta, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources:

Abstract: Urban flooding and drainage problems are the result of complex interactions between natural and man-made systems. Comprehensive analysis of the hydrologic characteristics of these problems often require the use of computer techniques and models. Beginning in the early 1970's urban areas in Georgia have been developing computer models and integrating them into local stormwater management programs. The development of hydrologic-hydraulic models in Georgia is discussed and a recently developed model for use on Apple and IBM personal computers is described.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Computer models | Hydrologic models | Computer software | Hydraulic models | Floods | Developing countries | Urban areas | Drainage | North America | Georgia | United States

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