Water Resource Management

Comprehensive water resource management considers hydrologic conditions as well as how the flow and storage of water affects ecological and socio-economic systems.  As interactions of the hydrologic cycle with socio-economic and ecological systems are complex, decision makers and stakeholders need information frameworks to evaluate trade-offs, understand risks, and develop water management alternatives in developing and implementing effective and sustainable water management decisions.  CCI offers a suite of services to support characterizing conditions, developing and testing solutions, and presenting results in order to inform decision makers, natural resource managers, key stakeholders, and the general public. Specific services CCI offers:

  • Water Modeling - CCI uses water models to characterize current conditions and predict how policies, plans, strategies and operations will impact future conditions given the complex relationships between physical conditions and anthropogenic activities dictating water movement and quality.

  • Decision Support Systems (DSS) allow organizations to process and present monitoring data and WRS results for operating infrastructure, planning future development, developing policy, and creating public awareness with respect to water resource issues. CCI develops and implements DSS systems within organizations, providing tools for resource managers to make informed decisions and communicate information to policy makers, key stakeholders, and the general public.

  • Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Support - Frameworks developed and implemented by CCI guide the IWRM process by characterizing water resource issues with respect to the social, economic, ecologic and hydrologic systems. These Understanding how water resource issues affects these systems resource managers:

    • supports the development of holistic solutions,

    • expedites development of conceptual model,

    • informs refinement of monitoring systems,

    • guides analytical methods selection, and

    • provides a series of indicators for monitoring and evaluating the success of water management alternatives.

    Furthermore, tools in these frameworks capture, process, and present monitoring data and analytical results from the the social, economic, ecologic and hydrologic systems for rapidly assessing of the sustainability of management alternatives.

  • Organizational Infrastructure Plans for Water Models/DSS - Fantastic technologies can be developed, but without the determining how these tools support an organization’s business processes, they will be ineffective. CCI works with the organization to develop organizational infrastructure plans for sustainably integrating the technologies into the organization’s business processes. These plans can be applied within an organization or across multiple organizations using the same technologies.