3rd International Workshop on Collaborative Cloud

Research Article

Developing a Collaborative Cloud-Based Platform for Watershed Analysis and Management

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257676,
        author={Paulo Alencar and Donald Cowan and Fred McGarry and R. Mark Palmer},
        title={Developing a Collaborative Cloud-Based Platform for Watershed Analysis and Management},
        proceedings={3rd International Workshop on Collaborative Cloud},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABCLOUD},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={collaborative cloud watershed analysis management},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257676}
    }
    
  • Paulo Alencar
    Donald Cowan
    Fred McGarry
    R. Mark Palmer
    Year: 2014
    Developing a Collaborative Cloud-Based Platform for Watershed Analysis and Management
    COLLABCLOUD
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257676
Paulo Alencar1,*, Donald Cowan1, Fred McGarry2, R. Mark Palmer3
  • 1: University of Waterloo
  • 2: Centre for Community Mapping
  • 3: Greenland International Consulting Ltd.
*Contact email: palencar@cs.uwaterloo.ca

Abstract

Water resources, which are a common good, are often negatively impacted through changing patterns of land use, land development, resource extraction and climate. Their sustainability through use and management are often shared responsibilities that involve multiple sectors, including federal and provincial governments and their agencies, municipalities and conservation authorities, and private organizations. In this paper we describe ongoing work on the development of a collaborative multi-sectoral cloud-based platform to support the data sharing, integration and processing requirements for watershed analysis and management. This web-based and mobile cloud-based platform is designed to be a system that integrates science and watershed management.