A Decision-Support System for Sustainable Water Distribution System Planning

TitleA Decision-Support System for Sustainable Water Distribution System Planning
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFreund, Alina, Aydin Nazli Yonca, Zeckzer Dirk, and Hagen Hans
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Date Published01/2017
Keywordscomputer graphics, Data visualization, Decision support systems, decision-support system, Image color analysis, Indexes, Layout, multiattribute visualization, network graphs, time-dependent attributes, Visualization, water resource management, Water resources
AbstractAn interactive decision-support system (DSS) can help experts prepare water resource management plans for decision makers and stakeholders. The design of the proposed prototype incorporates visualization techniques such as circle views, grid layout, small multiple maps, and node simplification to improve the data readability of water distribution systems. A case study with three urban water management and sanitary engineering experts revealed that the proposed DSS is satisfactory, efficient, and effective.