Isaac Scientific Publishing

Annals of Advanced Agricultural Sciences

Forecasting the Environmental Parameters of Water Resources Using Machine Learning Methods

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DOI: 10.22606/as.2018.24003


  • Farshid Faraj*
    School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Haojing Shen
    Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA


Careful monitoring of the quality and quantity of water resources plays a significant role in modern environmental management. Thus, to achieve this aim, the quantitative and qualitative parameters of water resources should be measured and controlled with a desirable accuracy. However, it is not always possible to measure these parameters with easy, inexpensive, precise, and quick experimental methods. Therefore, today to solve this type of problems, new methods including smart methods are used which have a great potential in many computational areas. Considering the variety of the studies and absence of a comprehensive review paper, this research should be conducted. The aim of this paper is to comprehensively review application of the smart methods of artificial neural network and support vector machine in the area of water resources and to develop a comprehensive study source for the researchers interested in this field. The results of these studies all show that these advanced smart methods are more efficient, accurate, economical, and faster than other computational methods to predict quantitative and qualitative parameters of water resources.


Qualitative and quantitative parameters of water resources, artificial neural network and support vector machine intelligent methods, modern environmental management.


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