Integrated Surface Water Groundwater Modeling in the Upper Rio Grande in Support of Scenario Analysis

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194466
Title:
Integrated Surface Water Groundwater Modeling in the Upper Rio Grande in Support of Scenario Analysis
Author:
Roach, Jesse
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
New and growing demands to finite and fully allocated water resources in the semi-arid southwestern United States mean that existing water resources must be managed with increasing efficiency to minimize shortages and associated social conflict. Computer based simulations can provide a powerful tool to aid in policy related decisions. This dissertation describes the development of a simulation model of the Rio Grande surface water and groundwater system for use in scenario evaluation. The primary model goal is to integrate cross disciplinary science at a basin scale, and make it easily accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. To achieve this at a river basin scale, three existing groundwater models and one surface water model were simplified and combined in a system dynamics framework using the commercial software package Powersim Studio 2005. To this physical model, a simple human behavioral model and user interface was added. The resulting scenario evaluation tool runs 40 year simulations on a laptop computer in tens of seconds, with inputs that are easily changed by non-expert users via a graphic, user friendly interface.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
integrated modeling; system dynamics; Rio Grande; decision support system; scenario analysis; water policy
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Hydrology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lansey, Kevin; Tidwell, Vincent
Committee Chair:
Lansey, Kevin

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleIntegrated Surface Water Groundwater Modeling in the Upper Rio Grande in Support of Scenario Analysisen_US
dc.creatorRoach, Jesseen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoach, Jesseen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractNew and growing demands to finite and fully allocated water resources in the semi-arid southwestern United States mean that existing water resources must be managed with increasing efficiency to minimize shortages and associated social conflict. Computer based simulations can provide a powerful tool to aid in policy related decisions. This dissertation describes the development of a simulation model of the Rio Grande surface water and groundwater system for use in scenario evaluation. The primary model goal is to integrate cross disciplinary science at a basin scale, and make it easily accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. To achieve this at a river basin scale, three existing groundwater models and one surface water model were simplified and combined in a system dynamics framework using the commercial software package Powersim Studio 2005. To this physical model, a simple human behavioral model and user interface was added. The resulting scenario evaluation tool runs 40 year simulations on a laptop computer in tens of seconds, with inputs that are easily changed by non-expert users via a graphic, user friendly interface.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectintegrated modelingen_US
dc.subjectsystem dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectRio Grandeen_US
dc.subjectdecision support systemen_US
dc.subjectscenario analysisen_US
dc.subjectwater policyen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLansey, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTidwell, Vincenten_US
dc.contributor.chairLansey, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTidwell, Vincenten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMaddock, III, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGuertin, Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChermak, Janieen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2030en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747153en_US
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