uWATER is a tool developed for non–technically minded citizens and community and business decision-makers to access scientific modeling results and spatial datasets through an interactive online Geographic Information System (WebGIS). The objective of uWATER is to bridge the gap between scientific research results and general public understanding. The uWATER interface is general enough to support decision making in numerous management issues in natural resources, economics, and agriculture.The uWATER–Pumping Assessment (uWATER–PA) toolkit is an extended uWATER package targeting the specific environmental issue of groundwater pumping impacts. The uWATER–PA package is an excellent alternative to evaluating complex groundwater pumping assessment issues before investing significant time, labor, and funds in monitoring and detailed scientific study. It incorporates simulation of the physics of groundwater flow and user interaction into GIS software. A graphical user interface makes both data entry and interpretation of results intuitive to non-technical individuals. Results are presented as colored maps showing well drawdown (change in groundwater level), and these results can be saved in GIS format for future reference.Both uWATER and uWATER–PA are free-download plug-in packages for the free GIS software ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (AGX) developed by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).This document represents a preliminary user guide for an ongoing research and development project,and hence the code is viewed as a research effort rather than a commercial package.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Oct 27 2011|
|Name||ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP 194|