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Water Resource Data Integration and Model Development for Management and Sustainability of River-Basin Resources (IDOR)
Start date: 01 Oct 2007, End date: 30 Sep 2010 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"The most important directive in terms of research adopted by the EU is the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The recent trend towards sustainable development has imparted renewable resources such as water a more significant role in the river-basin plan of a country. The overall aim of this project is to develop methods and tools in order to strengthen and build capacity to achieve integrated water-resources management to support the development of a river-basin management plan in accordance with the WFD. In this project, we seek to develop a GIS framework that will be used to better assist decision-makers devise strategies for the management and planning of river-basin systems. The framework will couple the strengths of the Arc Hydro data model, the Hydrological Modeling System (HYMOS) and CYMOS in Cyprus with modeling procedures in a way that economics, environmental impact, sustainability, and planning issues will be integrated in a decision support procedure for economic analysis. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with the Water Development Department and other Cyprus government departments. Key datasets/thematic layers will include: hydrogeology, water level, water quantity, and water quality data, topography, hydrographic and climatic data, streams, drainage areas, channels, surface terrain, rainfall regime, soils, and digital orthophotography. GIS will be used as the primary environment for analysis including pre- and post-processing of data for modeling exercises, data integration, management, investigation and visualization. A project relational geo-database will developed for use t"
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