Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 8, 9–24, 2015
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 8, 9–24, 2015

Research article 28 Aug 2015

Research article | 28 Aug 2015

Water Expert: a conceptualized framework for development of a rule-based decision support system for distribution system decontamination

J. L. Gutenson et al.

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Short summary
Significant drinking water contamination events pose a serious threat to public and environmental health. This paper examines the development of Water Expert, a software tool for assisting decision makers in response and recovery following a contamination event. The decision making process undertaken during contamination events in evaluated. Results indicate that the decision making process is limited without technological intervention.