Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/305463
Title:
Continuation of the Arizona Water Information System (AWIS)
Author:
Foster, Kennith E.; DeCook, Kenneth J.
Affiliation:
Office of Arid Lands Studies; Water Resources Research Center
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
1975
Description:
Research Project Technical Completion Report / Office of Water Research and Technology Project A-031-ARIZ / Annual Allotment Agreement No. 14-31-0001-5003 / FCST Research Category VII-C; OWRT Problem Area: 10 / Project Duration June 1971 to June 1975 / No publication date on item; publication date from catalog.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/305463
Abstract:
The Arizona Water Information System (AWIS) was developed for storage and retrieval of water resources data and for dissemination of water resources information pertaining to the State of Arizona. Collectively, the AWIS system contains a number of distinct elements. The Activity File is a listing of water resource activities and projects dating from 1961, which can be accessed by keywords or by agency to retrieve abstracts and information on approximately 1,000 projects; the file recently was updated and additional projects covered in a regional program pertaining to the Lower Colorado River Basin portions of Arizona, California, and Nevada. A bimonthly Arizona Water Resources News Bulletin and a companion Project Information Bulletin were initiated under this project and will be continued as a cooperative effort of the Arizona Water Commission and the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and Office of Arid Lands Studies. A cassette-tape pilot series on Arizona water trends also was produced and evaluated for use potential, which appears favorable. A western state conference on water information dissemination, sponsored by this project and OWRT, was held in Phoenix in 1973, to discuss the above kinds of activities in the several states and the possibilities for cooperative regional activities. The capability for interactive hydrologic data processing, utilizing the DEC -10 computer system at the University of Arizona, was developed in 1974 with the support of the Arizona Water Commission (AWC). Ground-water and quality-of-water data furnished by AWC have been stored progressively in the system, and are retrievable by remote terminal through telephone hookup, by quarter- township grid location or by drainage basin. Routine inquiries can be answered rapidly, or more complex retrievals can be made as desired.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Data Processing; Data Storage and Retrieval; Hydrologic Data; Systems Analysis; Information storage and retrieval systems -- Water-supply.
Sponsors:
Funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Research and Technology, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964, supported much of the work described in this report.

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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Kennith E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDeCook, Kenneth J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-16T03:11:32Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-16T03:11:32Z-
dc.date.issued1975-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/305463-
dc.descriptionResearch Project Technical Completion Report / Office of Water Research and Technology Project A-031-ARIZ / Annual Allotment Agreement No. 14-31-0001-5003 / FCST Research Category VII-C; OWRT Problem Area: 10 / Project Duration June 1971 to June 1975 / No publication date on item; publication date from catalog.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Arizona Water Information System (AWIS) was developed for storage and retrieval of water resources data and for dissemination of water resources information pertaining to the State of Arizona. Collectively, the AWIS system contains a number of distinct elements. The Activity File is a listing of water resource activities and projects dating from 1961, which can be accessed by keywords or by agency to retrieve abstracts and information on approximately 1,000 projects; the file recently was updated and additional projects covered in a regional program pertaining to the Lower Colorado River Basin portions of Arizona, California, and Nevada. A bimonthly Arizona Water Resources News Bulletin and a companion Project Information Bulletin were initiated under this project and will be continued as a cooperative effort of the Arizona Water Commission and the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and Office of Arid Lands Studies. A cassette-tape pilot series on Arizona water trends also was produced and evaluated for use potential, which appears favorable. A western state conference on water information dissemination, sponsored by this project and OWRT, was held in Phoenix in 1973, to discuss the above kinds of activities in the several states and the possibilities for cooperative regional activities. The capability for interactive hydrologic data processing, utilizing the DEC -10 computer system at the University of Arizona, was developed in 1974 with the support of the Arizona Water Commission (AWC). Ground-water and quality-of-water data furnished by AWC have been stored progressively in the system, and are retrievable by remote terminal through telephone hookup, by quarter- township grid location or by drainage basin. Routine inquiries can be answered rapidly, or more complex retrievals can be made as desired.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Research and Technology, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964, supported much of the work described in this report.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectData Processingen_US
dc.subjectData Storage and Retrievalen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic Dataen_US
dc.subjectSystems Analysisen_US
dc.subjectInformation storage and retrieval systems -- Water-supply.en_US
dc.titleContinuation of the Arizona Water Information System (AWIS)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentOffice of Arid Lands Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
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