A Water Resources Management Information System
WaterWare Palestinian case study
Sponsor: University of Newcastle/ODA,
Palestinian Hydrology Group
Country: UK, Palestine
Duration: 1995 -1996
In a case study application to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,
a hydrological information system, based on the
WaterWare water resources management
information system was developed in collaboration with the University of Newcastle,
sponsored by ODS funds.
The system integrates an
object-oriented data base for hydrological
time series observations
with basic tools for statistical analysis and
display. The stations data are coupled to the
GIS. The georeferencing of the observation data
supports spatial analysis such as test of spatial homogeneity, and spatial
interpolation of appropriate climatic variables such as precipitation or temperature.
The system provides a data base of water resources, primarily precipitation
measurements and well (flow) data, together with a set of integrated
analytical tools for their analysis. A number of statistical test are designed
to evaluate the data sets and to compare stations and observation periods.
The water resources data and their analysis are the first step in developing
a management information system that eventually should be capable of
supporting decisions on water allocation at a sustainable basis, in particular
for the area's most important groundwater resources.