Decision Support Tools for Water Quality Management

Edited by
June 2023
258 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-7794-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-7795-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Decision Support Tools for Water Quality Management that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Public Health & Healthcare

The sustainability of water resources worldwide is increasingly imperiled as climate change contributes to the human-induced problems of water supply scarcity and maldistribution. Environmental problems associated with water quality, such as aquifer depletion, land subsidence, the seasonal drying of river flows, waterlogging, the salinization of rivers and groundwater, and human health problems from the excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides will require a radical re-thinking of resource-management policy and new tools to help analysts and regulators craft novel solutions. Over the past several decades, with the advent and rapid progress of computational technology, watershed models have increasingly become important and effective tools for tackling a wide range of water resource and environmental management issues and for supporting regulatory compliance. Statistical and machine-learning methods are being used to support and even supplant more traditional simulation models to improve the estimation of the temporal dynamics and patterns of variability in pollutant concentrations and loads. With the advancements in modeling approaches for water quality, there have also been developments in decision-support tools for water quality management. This reprint describes innovative decision-support approaches from around the world and across sectors that can be applied by stakeholders, government entities, and regulators to reduce environmental pollution and result in cost-effective and sustainable water management strategies.

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tree-ring; flow reconstruction; pre-development; estuarine salinity; salinity intrusion; water quality forecasting; decision support; WARMF; regression model; salinity; irrigated agriculture; stakeholder involvement; stream water quality; CART; ID3; random forest; bagging; boosting; extremely random trees; Gradient Boosting; land use factor; Decision Support System; water quality forecast; MLP neural network; Daubechies 5 wavelet; long short-term memory network; hybrid model; decomposition-and-ensemble; CE-QUAL-W2; EDSS; SaaS; irrigation; salinity; agriculture; policy; water; economics; model; conservation practices; decision making; nutrients; sediment; targeting; water quality; chemical footprint; emerging contaminants; endocrine-disrupting compounds; footprint calculator; personal care products; water quality; remote sensing; geographical information systems; watershed management; water quality; decision support; ambient monitoring; data collection; San Joaquin River; salinity; decision support system; policy; assimilative capacity; real-time management economics; drinking water quality; operational decision-making; real-time monitoring; Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta; n/a