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DEVELOPMENT AN EXPERT SYSTEM IN WATER MANAGEMENT

AUTHOR/S: NITU, C., EUSEBIU, P.
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2005

5th International Scientific Conference - SGEM2005, www.sgem.org, SGEM2005 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN: 954-918181-2, June 13-17, 2005, 337- 347pp

ABSTRACT

In this work the main goal is to design and develop a expert system, with special focus
on water management and quality. It is remarkable the high quantity of information and
knowledge patterns implicit in large databases coming from the monitoring of any system or
dynamical environmental process. For instance, historical data collected about
meteorological phenomena in a certain area, about the performance of a wastewater
treatment plant, about characterizing environmental emergencies (toxic substances wasting).
The more relevant aspects of this proposal are: the interaction of the developed methods, the
development of mixed techniques that can cooperate among them to extract the knowledge
contained in data, the existence of dynamical data analysis, and the existence of a
recommender agent, which will suggest the best method to be used depending on the target
domain and on the goals specified by users. A system is being developed with the objective of
capturing knowledge from water managers and environmental-science experts, regarding
nutrients-excess effects in streams and of combining this knowledge into a user-friendly tool
to assist water managers. The expert system provided by the system to water managers
consists of: (1) diagnosis: inferring possible stream problems, assessing the alteration degree
of the stream, and evaluating the source and magnitude of nutrient loads; (2) actions:
offering alternative, ranked courses of action to solve possible problems; (3) forecast:
providing several scenarios to simulate the effect of the different actions proposed as
solutions.