Developing Graphical Computer Tools for Engaging Communities in Decision Making

In the Watershed Systems Analysis and Modelling lab, we are developing a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), to help stakeholders, decision makers, and more importantly, the public, to better understand the water resources system of Saskatchewan. This GUI is coupled with a water resources management model for Saskatchewan, called SWAMP. Our main objective is to develop an integrated, aesthetic interface which is accessible to the public, while being functional for stakeholders and decision makers to help in decision making. The interface is to be available through internet and on desktop computers. Our ambition in the long run is to develop a decision theatre based on what we learn throughout this project.


A screenshot of the GUI: Saskatchewan River Basin map


A screenshot of the GUI: Model Parameter Input - irrigation crops size & price


A screenshot of the GUI: Model Output - Hydropower stations net revenue