Information Technology for Cleaner Water

S. Vranes, A. Lodolo, and S. Miertus (Italy)


Aquatic ecosystems, decision support systems, ecosystem management, natural resource management


The goal of the work presented in this paper is to develop a systematic approach to the assessment, selection and optimisation of water remediation schemes and to implement this approach in a decision support system that can be used by environmental professionals, policy makers, site owners and other stakeholders. Our decision support system can simultaneously evaluate various remedial action alternatives for multiple contaminants, taking into account user's specific needs and preferences, and provide a ranking of the best options. The system is based on a heterogeneous, hybrid software architecture integrating together a variety of information technologies and targets the development of an integrated, holistic approach to environmental decision making.

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