WIT Press


Application Of GIS In An Expert System For Wastewater Irrigation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/GIS980201

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,049 kb

Author(s)

A. Capra & B. Scicolone

Abstract

This paper describes a module of an Expert System (ES) which uses some routines of the IDRISI GIS to manage territorial data to be used in the design and evaluation of reclaimed wastewater irrigation systems. More specifically, the module calculates and maps the irrigable areas and certain fundamental irrigation parameters taking into account the limitations imposed by legal, environmental and agricultural constraints. This module allows a rapid comparison between the effects of the various scenarios and therefore choice of the optimal solution. The opportunity to display the results by means of maps makes the effects of the choices made immediately visible. 1 INTRODUCTION The increase in the demand for water resources, along with

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