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Application of Decision Support Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management
Detenbeck, N., A. Piscopo, AND T. Stagnitta. Application of Decision Support Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management. 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs), Fort Collins, CO, June 24 - 28, 2018.
This session will include presentations of case studies of the application of decision support tools for integrated water resource management ((WRM). IWRM involves coordination across multiple program areas, including stormwater management, drinking water, wastewater, and land conservation to meet multiple potentially conflicting goals. Decision support tools such as US EPA's Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) have been designed to help communities to identify lowest cost solutions while meeting multiple targets and constraints.
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) involves “a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems (Global Water Partnership, 2000). Decision-support tools have been developed to facilitate application of IWRM and prioritization of multiple goals and objectives by communities and watershed management organizations. This session will provide a series of case studies describing application of various decision support tools for IWRM, including both single and multiple-objective optimization approaches. This session will complement the 2018 International Environmental Modelling Society workshop on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST; https://www.epa.gov/exposure-assessment-models/wmost).