Global Information Systems, including the capacity of these systems to store and manipulate data, have found great utility in analyzing spatial information. The spatial information that is most useful to watershed managers includes accounting of land-use practices that both damage and enhance water quality in watersheds. The capacity of GIS to present data visually is very helpful when trying to educate those concerned with watershed management issues.
Williams, T. M.; English, W. R.; Lipscomb, Donald J.; and Nickel, Christopher S,
"Using GIS as a watershed management education tool,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 9, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol9/iss1/13