Decision Support System for Water Supply Planning

by Kathleen E. Tomik, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,
James P. Heaney, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,
D. Anderson Smith, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources

Abstract: A decision support system (DSS) has been developed to assist water use planners and technical staff of the Southwest Florida Water Management District in choosing appropriate supply alternatives to meet current and future water needs. The decision support system consists of a set of object-oriented databases, and several supporting models and input-output devices. The DSS was designed to be flexible and open-ended in recognition of the dynamics of the planning process. This paper provides an overview of the structure of the DSS.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Decision support systems | Water resources | Water demand | Databases | Water use | North America | Florida | United States

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