Water and Society: Leveraging Web Technologies and Cloud Computing for Complex Water Resources Systems Models

Session ID#: 26628

Session Description:
Cloud computing services offer the potential to transform how we understand and solve complex water system and hydrologic modeling challenges, as they enable leveraging high performance computers on demand, development of web services, access to large, cloud-based datasets (big data), crowdsourcing, and near-real time technical collaboration, among other possibilities. Meanwhile, modern web technologies enable rapid development of web applications that enable access to cloud-based services. Although cloud-based services are increasingly inexpensive and accessible, lowering the barrier-to-entry for their use, these services and web technologies are generally underutilized among water resources and hydrologic modeling professionals. This session aims to review recent advances in leveraging these services and technologies for water planning and management and hydrologic modeling. Abstracts are sought that highlight novel, cloud- and/or web-centric approaches and tools that could be used either as-is or in combination with other tools to advance water management theory and practice.
Primary Convener:  David E Rheinheimer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Amherst, MA, United States
Conveners:  Jonathan L Goodall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States and David G Tarboton, Utah State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Logan, UT, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Suzanne A Pierce, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Anthony Keith Aufdenkampe1, David G Tarboton2, Jeffery S Horsburgh2, Emilio Mayorga3, Matt McFarland4, Arianna Robbins4, Scott Haag5, Ali Shokoufandeh6, Barry Michael Evans7 and David B Arscott8, (1)LimnoTech, Oakdale, MN, United States, (2)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)Azavea, Philadelphia, United States, (5)Drexel University, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (6)Drexel University, Department of Computer Science, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (7)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (8)Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA, United States
Anupriya Goyal1, Himanshu Tyagi2, Ashvani Kumar Gosain1 and Rakesh Khosa1, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department of Civil Engineering, New Delhi, India, (2)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department fo Civil Engineering, New Delhi, India
Roelof Versteeg1, Doug Val Johnson1, Anastasia Rodzianko1, Haiyan Zhou1, Baptiste Dafflon2, Emmanuel Leger2 and Marco de Kleine3, (1)Subsurface Insights, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Deltares, Delft, NH, United States
Haiyan Zhou1, Satish Karra2, Peter C Lichtner3, Roelof Versteeg1 and Ye Zhang4, (1)Subsurface Insights, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)OFM Research, Redmond, CA, United States, (4)Univ of Wyoming, Geology and Geophysics, Laramie, WY, United States
David E Rheinheimer1, Josue Medellin-Azuara2, Laura E. Garza Díaz3 and Aldo I. Ramírez3, (1)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Amherst, MA, United States, (2)University of California, Merced, Department of Environmental Engineering, Merced, CA, United States, (3)Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Centro del Agua para América Latina y el Caribe, Monterrey, Mexico
Jonathan L Goodall1, Anthony M Castronova2, Christina Bandaragoda3, Mohamed M Morsy1, Jeffrey Michael Sadler1, Bakinam Essawy1, David G Tarboton4, Tanu Malik5, Bart Nijssen3, Martyn P Clark6, Yan Liu7 and Shao-Wen Wang7, (1)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (2)Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Science, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (5)DePaul University, Chicago, IL, United States, (6)Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (7)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States

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