Successful management of environmental resources requires increasingly advanced strategies to make decisions. These decisions depend upon reliable data, extracted and processed from our dynamic environment. The use of information to make considered and correct decisions forms a critical competency for the 21st-century global economy, especially with the ongoing development of next-generation communication technology. Riverside has been developing, managing, and implementing decision support systems since 1993; it is a core competency and an area of great expertise.
From the State of Colorado and China’s Ministry of Water Resources to the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office and the Panama Canal, Riverside has been developing and implementing DSS applications for national and international private industry and government agencies. The focus of these systems has ranged from looking at the feasibility of a national flood control system and improving operations and management of local reservoirs to designing a water-resources planning model.