Presenter/Author Information

B. Eckman
C. Barford
P. West

Start Date

1-7-2008 12:00 AM

Description

The health of the world’s freshwater ecosystems is fundamental to the health of people,plants and animals around the world. The sustainable use of the world’s freshwaterresources is recognized as one of the most urgent challenges facing society today. Anestimated 1.3 billion people currently lack access to safe drinking water, an issue the UnitedNations specifically includes in its recently published Millennium Development Goals(http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/). To address the scale and urgency of this challenge,IBM is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Sustainability andthe Environment (SAGE) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to develop an innovativedecision support tool and modeling framework for improved management of waterresources worldwide.

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The Great Rivers Modeling Framework and Decision Support System

The health of the world’s freshwater ecosystems is fundamental to the health of people,plants and animals around the world. The sustainable use of the world’s freshwaterresources is recognized as one of the most urgent challenges facing society today. Anestimated 1.3 billion people currently lack access to safe drinking water, an issue the UnitedNations specifically includes in its recently published Millennium Development Goals(http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/). To address the scale and urgency of this challenge,IBM is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Sustainability andthe Environment (SAGE) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to develop an innovativedecision support tool and modeling framework for improved management of waterresources worldwide.