An intelligent decision support system for groundwater supply management and electromechanical infrastructure controls

Ataei, Parisa, Takhtravan, Amir, Gheibi, Mohammad, Chahkandi, Benyamin, Faramarz, Mahdieh G., Wacławek, Stanisław, Fathollahi-Fard, Amir M. and Behzadian, Kourosh (2024) An intelligent decision support system for groundwater supply management and electromechanical infrastructure controls. Heliyon, 10 (3).

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This study presents an intelligent Decision Support System (DSS) aimed at bridging the theoretical-practical gap in groundwater management. The ongoing demand for sophisticated systems capable of interpreting extensive data to inform sustainable groundwater decision- making underscores the critical nature of this research. To meet this challenge, telemetry data from six randomly selected wells were used to establish a comprehensive database of groundwater pumping parameters, including flow rate, pressure, and current intensity. Statistical analysis of these parameters led to the determination of threshold values for critical factors such as water pressure and electrical current. Additionally, a soft sensor was developed using a Random Forest (RF) machine learning algorithm, enabling real-time forecasting of key variables. This was achieved by continuously comparing live telemetry data to pump design specifications and results from regular field testing. The proposed machine learning model ensures robust empirical monitoring of well and pump health. Furthermore, expert operational knowledge from water management professionals, gathered through a Classical Delphi (CD) technique, was seamlessly integrated. This collective expertise culminated in a data-driven framework for sustainable groundwater facilities monitoring. In conclusion, this innovative DSS not only addresses the theory-application gap but also leverages the power of data analytics and expert knowledge to provide high-precision online insights, thereby optimizing groundwater management practices.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e25036
Keywords: Decision support system; Groundwater management; Machine learning algorithms; Classical Delphi; Petri net modeling; Random forest
Subjects: Construction and engineering
Depositing User: Kourosh Behzadian
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2024 11:44
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:18


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