MIS Systems In Armenian Water Resources Management: A Case Study
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M. Corkran, R. Hoffpauir, B. Britton, M. Vardanyan, V. Narimanyan, L. Harutunyan & M. W. Hall
The Water Code of the Republic of Armenia mandates the collection and storage of a broad range of data related to water resources and requires that these data be stored in a MIS designated as the State Water Cadastre. By regulation, the Cadastre will consist of hydrological, meteorological and water quality data, ground water data, and data on water extraction, water use and water systems. The Cadastre will be the legal repository for water use permits and registration of water control structures. The Cadastre will include a spatial database and GIS. Current work is proceeding with review and analysis of the data available for inclusion in the State Water Cadastre and will result in recommendations for digitizing those data. A review of the computer network systems planned for managing the Water Cadastre is underway, and policy issues affecting development and proper operation of the Cadastre are being identified and addressed. Specific recommendations for priorities in development of the Cadastre will be made. It is estimated that a functional Water Cadastre framework could be created within a period of approximately three to five months. Keywords: water resources management, Armenian public policy, water cadastre, spatial database, GIS.
water resources management, Armenian public policy, water cadastre, spatial database, GIS.