- ISBN 9783540798804 / 3540798803
- Title Practical Hydroinformatics: Computational Intelligence and Technological Developments in Water Applications
- Category Hydrology & The Hydrosphere
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2008
- Pages 506
- Publisher Springer
- Imprint Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Language English
- Dimensions 163mm x 30mm x 236mm
Hydroinformatics is the rapidly developing field in which information technology is applied to address water-related issues such as flood estimation and rainfall-runoff modeling. This book is a thorough overview of all the latest developments in this increasingly vital discipline.
Hydroinformatics is an emerging subject that is expected to gather speed, momentum and critical mass throughout the forthcoming decades of the 21st century. This book provides a broad account of numerous advances in that field - a rapidly developing discipline covering the application of information and communication technologies, modelling and computational intelligence in aquatic environments. A systematic survey, classified according to the methods used (neural networks, fuzzy logic and evolutionary optimization, in particular) is offered, together with illustrated practical applications for solving various water-related issues. These include, but are not limited to, flood estimation, rainfall-runoff modelling, rehabilitation of urban water networks, estimation of ocean temperature profiles, etc. Particular attention is also given to certain aspects of the most recent technological progress in hydroinformatics including the development of protocols for model integration and of computer architectures for modern modelling systems.Invited contributions were obtained from leading international experts - including academics, hydrological practitioners and industrial professionals - such that this edited volume constitutes an authoritative source of reference material and is essential reading for active workers in this field.