This study describes the design and implementation of DSS for assessment of Mini, Micro and Small Schemes. The design links a set of modelling, manipulation, spatial analyses and display tools to a structured database that has the facility to store both observed and simulated data. The main hypothesis is that this tool can be used to form a core of practical methodology that will result in more resilient in less time and can be used by decision-making bodies to assess the impacts of various scenarios (e.g.: changes in land use pattern) and to review, cost and benefits of decisions to be made. It also offers means of entering, accessing and interpreting the information for the purpose of sound decision making. Thus, the overall objective of this DSS is the development of set of tools aimed at transforming data into information and aid decisions at different scales.
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T.V. Ramachandra, Rajeev Kumar Jha, S. Vamsee Krishna and B.V. Shruthi, 2004. Spatial Decision Support System for Assessing Micro, Mini and Small Hydel Potential. Journal of Applied Sciences, 4: 596-604.
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