Development of a State Information Clearinghouse

by Shaw L. Yu, Univ of Virginia, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Charlottesville, VA, USA,
Achyut M. Tope, Univ of Virginia, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Charlottesville, VA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: The University of Virginia is conducting a study on the feasibility of establishing the Virginia Water Resources Information System (VWRIS). Objectives of the study are: 1) Documenting the need for and expected benefits of VWRIS and determining what data should be stored in the system; 2) Examining existing national and state data base systems in terms of organization, hardware/software systems, mode of operations, accessibility to state users, etc. ; and 3) Analyzing the institutional, organizational, and financial arrangements that would be needed to operate a clearinghouse.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Water resources | Feasibility studies | Organizations | Information management | Resource management | Systems management | Colleges and universities

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