A Decision Framework for Integrated Wetland-River Basin Management in a Tropical and Data Scarce Environment: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

A Decision Framework for Integrated Wetland-River Basin Management in a Tropical and Data Scarce Environment: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

by Mijail Eduardo Arias Hidalgo


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ISBN-13: 9781138000254
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Series: IHE Delft PhD Thesis Series
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mijail Arias-Hidalgo was born (1979) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 2002 he graduated in Civil Engineering from the ESPOL Polytechnic University at Guayaquil. Since 1999 he has been working in consultancy firms in several areas such as foundation and pavement engineering, road drainage and road geometric design projects. In 2005, he joined a hydropower project in the Ecuadorian highlands as an inspector engineer.
From October 2006 to April 2008 he pursued a MSc. in Water Science & Engineering, specialization Hydroinformatics at UNESCO-IHE. This post-graduate stage was fulfilled with a scholarship granted by the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) finalizing with Cum Laude. His thesis analyzed the quality improvement of remotely sensed imagery. This was done through the development of source codes in MATLAB to read and filter the information and the appropriate selection of interpolation techniques to estimate missing data. The resulted imagery supplied an existent algae bloom model in order to compare the new results with the model using only in-situ data. The research was carried at Deltares Institute (former Delft Hydraulics).

Following his MSc. he undertook further research based on improving his thesis’ outcomes for publication until November 2008. Since then, he became a PhD student, fully involved in the WETWin project, 7th Framework Program –FP (November 2008-October 2011). His main duties were enclosed in the work packages 3, 6, 7 and 8 dealing with data collection, organization, gap analysis, water systems modeling, expert elicitation and decision support system. He is member of the International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR) and the Ecuadorian Civil Engineering Association (CIEC).

Table of Contents

I Introduction
II The Abras de Mantequilla case study
III A simple pattern simulation in streamflow daily series
IV Ecohydraulics modelling of the AdM wetland-river system
V Stakeholder appreciation of management solutions
VI Decision Support Framework for the AdM wetland-river system
VII Conclusions and recommendations
VIII References

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