DIMINISH - Development of an Integrated Basin Management System in order to correlate water quality and quantity analysis with socio-economical analysis, using Open-GIS technology
The aim of the project was to develop an integrated information system for water management capable of covering the Bistrita river basin. More specifically, the project aimed to adapt and combine a number of surveying tools in order to effectively monitor the sources of pollution in the river basin (Bestride). In order to reach this aim the project established the location of the pollutant discharges near Bacau city using GPS technology in addition to "observation wells", "exploitation wells", and "monitoring wells" using a combination of GPS and piezometric (pressure) level measurements. Further, "in situ" measurements for improving and updating the existing monitoring database were performed. Emissions monitoring was carried out by sensor stations placed alongside the sites of major pollution ejections. The project also developed three mathematical models and an online sophisticated GIS system which also allows calculating the environmental costs and cost-effectiveness of different measures and provide decision-making support.