Application of Information Theory to Groundwater Quality Monitoring Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the criteria of maximizing information and minimizing cost, a methodology is developed for design of an optimal groundwater-monitoring network for water resources management. A monitoring system is essentially an information collection system. Therefore, its technical design requires a quantifiable measure of information which can be achieved through application of the information (or entropy) theory. The theory also provides information-based statistical measures to evaluate the efficiency of the monitoring network. The methodology is applied to ground water monitoring wells in a portion of Gaza Strip in Palestine.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Mogheir, Y., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 63

publication date

  • February 2002