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Application of Geographical Information Systems and Soft Computation Techniques in Water and Water Based Renewable Energy Problems

  • Mrinmoy Majumder


  • Highlights the use of nature based algorithms to solve the problem of water and water based renewable energy resources

  • Presents various case studies with applications

  • Discusses how water based renewable energy resources can be used as an alternative to conventional forms of energy sources


Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Water Based Problems

  3. Water Based Renewable Energy Problems

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 191-191

About this book


This book highlights the application of Geographical Information System (GIS) and nature based algorithms to solve the problems of water and water based renewable energy resources. The irregularity in availability of resources and inefficiency in utilization of the available resources has reduced the potentiality of water and water based renewable energy resources. In recent years various soft computation methods (SCM) along with GIS were adopted to solve critical problems. The book collects various studies where many SCMs were used along with GIS to provide a solution for optimal utilization of natural resources for satisfying the basic needs of the population as well as fulfilling their burgeoning energy demands. The articles depict innovative application of soft computation techniques to identify the root cause and to mitigate the uncertainty for optimal utilization of the available water resources. The advantage of SCM and GIS were used to maximize the utilization of water resources under cost and time constraints in face of climatic abnormalities and effect of rapid urbanization.


Water based energy resource management Soft Computation Methods (SCM) Climatic abnormalities Reservoir Sediment Inflow Teriang Reservoir Standardized Precipitation Index Stable hydraulics slop Sepidroud river basin Global Circulation Models Drought Hazard Analysis Land use/land cover information Lambakheda watershed Wind – Pumped storage plant

Editors and affiliations

  • Mrinmoy Majumder
    • 1
  1. 1.Hydro-Informatics EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyAgartalaIndia

About the editors

Dr. Mrinmoy Majumder is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Hydro-informatics Engineering (under Civil Eng) of National Institute of Technology Agartala in India. He has a total academic experience of six years and has completed his PhD from Jadavpur University, India in the year of 2010. He has published more than 20 research papers in different journals and around ten monographs from international publishers. His research interest include hydro-informatics, multi criteria decision making, artificial neural networks, group method of data handling and water based renewable energy.

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