State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2008DC97B
Title: Application of Spaciotemporal Informatics to Water Quality
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2008
End Date: 2/28/2009
Congressional District: District of Columbia
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Non Point Pollution, Methods
Keywords: Water quality, Measurements, spaciotemporal Informatics, non-point source pollution
Principal Investigators: Behera, Pradeep K.; Yu, Byunggu (University of the District of Columbia)
Federal Funds: $ 15,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 31,900
Abstract: Recent developments and innovations in spatiotemporal informatics (storage, update, and retrieval of continuously changing data) and relevant sensor technologies can provide exciting opportunities and innovations in urban water resource management and decision making applications. For example, for the implementation of the Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) that addresses the combined sewer overflows and storm water discharges problems in the District of Columbia, such emerging technology and developments can significantly enhance and improve the monitoring and decision making processes.

The objective of this multidisciplinary (Civil Engineering and Computer Science and Information Technology) project is to devise a highly efficient and effective technology for stormwater quantity and quality monitoring by taking advantage of much emerging advances in spatiotemporal informatics and relevant sensor technologies.

The benefits of the project include the following: (1) highly cost-efficient and continuous monitoring of the runoff quantity and quality; (2) data and tools for real-time analysis and sharing of raw runoff data for better emergency and maintenance decisions; (3) lab and field training, education, and research.

Upon completion, this proposed project will benefit the District of Columbia in the development and implementation of a watershed wide innovative stormwater quantity and quality water quality monitoring system to measure flow and water quality parameters at the combined and separated sewer outfalls.

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Progress/Completion Report, 2008, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF

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