Science Inventory

EPA H2O User Manual

Citation:

Russell, M., J. Harvey, P. Ranade, AND K. Murphy. EPA H2O User Manual. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-15/090, 2015.

Impact/Purpose:

User guide and manual to accompany EPA H2O a software tool that explores ecosystem goods and services (EGS)designed to support research being conducted in the Tampa Bay watershed to provide information, data, and approaches and guidance that communities can use to make strategic decisions for an environmentally sustainable future.

Description:

EPA H2O is a software tool designed to support research being conducted in the Tampa Bay watershed to provide information, data, and approaches and guidance that communities can use to examine alternatives when making strategic decisions to support a prosperous and environmentally sustainable future. EPA H2O is a GIS based decision making tool that explores ecosystem goods and services (EGS) from this standpoint. EPA H2O allows user to understand the significance of EGS in Tampa Bay watershed; visually analyze spatial distribution of the EGS in Tampa Bay watershed; obtain map and summary statistics of EGS values in Tampa Bay watershed; and analyze and compare potential impacts of development or a change in land use on EGS values in Tampa Bay watershed

URLs/Downloads:

https://www.epa.gov/water-research/ecosystem-services-scenario-assessment-using-epa-h2o

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/MANUAL)
Product Published Date: 10/20/2015
Record Last Revised: 04/15/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 311870