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A Review on the Management of Water Resources Information based on Big Data and Cloud Computing
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  • Journal title : Journal of Wetlands Research
  • Volume 18, Issue 1,  2016, pp.100-112
  • Publisher : Korean Wetlands Society
  • DOI : 10.17663/JWR.2016.18.1.100
 Title & Authors
A Review on the Management of Water Resources Information based on Big Data and Cloud Computing
Kim, Yonsoo; Kang, Narae; Jung, Jaewon; Kim, Hung Soo;
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In recent, the direction of water resources policy is changing from the typical plan for water use and flood control to the sustainable water resources management to improve the quality of life. This change makes the information related to water resources such as data collection, management, and supply is becoming an important concern for decision making of water resources policy. We had analyzed the structured data according to the purpose of providing information on water resources. However, the recent trend is big data and cloud computing which can create new values by linking unstructured data with structured data. Therefore, the trend for the management of water resources information is also changing. According to the paradigm change of information management, this study tried to suggest an application of big data and cloud computing in water resources field for efficient management and use of water. We examined the current state and direction of policy related to water resources information in Korea and an other country. Then we connected volume, velocity and variety which are the three basic components of big data with veracity and value which are additionally mentioned recently. And we discussed the rapid and flexible countermeasures about changes of consumer and increasing big data related to water resources via cloud computing. In the future, the management of water resources information should go to the direction which can enhance the value(Value) of water resources information by big data and cloud computing based on the amount of data(Volume), the speed of data processing(Velocity), the number of types of data(Variety). Also it should enhance the value(Value) of water resources information by the fusion of water and other areas and by the production of accurate information(Veracity) required for water management and prevention of disaster and for protection of life and property.
Water Resources Information;Big Data;Cloud Computing;
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