Environmental Software Systems In Water Resources: Problems and Approaches

Workshop Report
  • Robert M. Argent
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 39)


Problems exist in the development and use of environmental software systems in water resources. These include a legacy of feature-poor, inflexible, problem-specific software, and a lack of modern software engineering (SE) practice in recent or new system development. A workshop on the common problems of environmental software systems in water resources was held, and participants considered issues of user involvement, data handling, component design, and a framework for model selection, design, development and execution. The workshop outcomes highlighted the availability of a range of modern SE tools, techniques and processes that can be adopted to solve many of the problems that exist. Workshop participants were W.J. Young, A. Sokolov, M. Olshammar, C. Maul, L.F. Leon, V. Keskisarja, A. Jolma, T.F.N. Farley, S. Dourer, K. Brown, and R.M. Argent (convenor).

Key words

Water Resource Information Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Argent
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  1. 1.Centre for Environmental Applied HydrologyThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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