Wednesday 30 Apr 2014Tools and applications for integrated water management: application case Slovenia

Dr Primoz Banovec - University of Ljubljana

Harrison room 170 11:00-12:00

Abstract:
In the lectures an overview of different applicative and research projects will be given, that were developed in the last ten years at the University of Ljubljana and Water Science Institute. The projects are addressing a wide span of water management sectors:
- Flood management: hydrologic and hydraulic modelling using LIDAR DTM (hybrid 1D-2D and full 2D) with the integration of the modelling results into several aspects of flood management spatial planning, investment optimization, flood damage assessment (ex-post, ex-ante), online flood warning system for micro catchment scale, rescue and relief operations support.
- Water quality management: automated water quality modelling on catchment scale; modelling of processes related to priority pollutants and their abetment/reduction; development of emission strings for the standardized description of emission processes in the EU.
- Water services management: operational national regulatory benchmarking systems for: water supply system management, waste water collection and treatment management, waste management, and irrigation system management. Management of cross-border water supply systems in Adriatic macro-region; strategic DSS for the reduction of NRW; development of national classification of hydraulic structures and inventory of hydraulic structures.
- Support to the rescue and relief operations: rapid response system for the oil spills on rivers, based upon the real time discharge data model and pre-calculated propagation categories; operational inventory for resource management in the framework of the Incident Command System; rapid response system for the after-earthquake management;
- Water governance management: water governance management application for the mapping of the processes related to the water management, improvement of governance efficiency, their procedures, interconnectivity and transparency.

All listed projects are quite diverse and cover a wide span of processes related to water management in general, but they have all in common a general necessity to manage large quantities of spatial, hierarchically structured, dynamic data. As such they support implementation of the key water related EU directives: EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60), and EU Flood directive (2007/60). With a gradual development of well-structured data/information framework that supports the enormous complexity of the managerial requests that originate from these directives the implementation of the requested tasks is gradually becoming feasible. Following this aim all the listed projects were developed as active databases/internet applications with internet GIS features that enable efficient and effective use, maintenance, integration and upgrading.

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