This project is read-only.

Project Description

In 1993, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) initiated design of the Water Resources Database (WRDB) to address the imposing data management challenges presented by the Chattahoochee River Modeling Project. These challenges included a vast amount of data to be handled, a wide variety of data types to be accommodated, and a diversity of information sources each providing important data often in incompatible formats. These circumstances were further complicated by factors like: insufficient in-house expertise in the technical aspects of database design; a general lack of success with the effective use of existing national databases; and, the fact that expected WRDB users possessed an assortment of professional specialties and a variety of software skill levels.

As software development progressed, it soon became clear that the WRDB could easily serve a host of general data management needs beyond those of this particular modeling project. Accordingly, the WRDB was recast as a general-purpose instrument for addressing a variety of everyday data management problems typically faced by environmental practitioners. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region IV) provided funds to support its development as a general-purpose tool.

The software was developed by Dr. Lloyd Chris Wilson, P.E., of Wilson Engineering in St. Louis, Missouri. If you are not associated with Georgia EPD or Region IV EPA, please contact Dr. Wilson for information on software development and support options.


With his unique understanding of EPD’s data needs, Dr. Burke provided significant guidance throughout the design of the computational code and user interface. His valuable contributions are acknowledged.

In addition, Mr. Paul Lamarre of EPD is acknowledged as the contract administrator for many of the projects, and for his careful testing of the software.

Region IV EPA supported much of the development of this software either directly or through grants to GaEPD. Mr. Jim Greenfield and Mr. Tim Wool provided helpful direction and feedback.


This version has been carefully checked for computational accuracy. However, neither the EPD, EPA, or the developer assume responsibility or liability for the application of this computer program.

See Also:

Last edited Sep 21, 2011 at 7:12 PM by lloydchriswilson, version 5