Groundwater Level Forecasting Using SVM-QPSO

  • Ch. Sudheer
  • Nitin Anand Shrivastava
  • Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
  • Shashi Mathur
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7076)


Forecasting the groundwater levels in a water basin plays a significant role in the the management of groundwater resources. In this study, Support Vector Machines (SVM) is used to construct a ground water level forecasting system. Further Quantum behaved Particle Swarm Optimization function is adapted in this study to determine the SVM parameters. Later, the proposed SVM-QPSO model is employed in estimating the groundwater level of Rentachintala region of Andhra Pradesh in India. The performance of the SVM-QPSO model is then compared with the ANN (Artificial Neural Networks). The results indicate that SVM-QPSO is a far better technique for predicting groundwater levels as it provides a high degree of accuracy and reliability.


Support Vector Machine Root Mean Square Error Groundwater Level Support Vector Regression Support Vector Machine Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ch. Sudheer
    • 1
  • Nitin Anand Shrivastava
    • 2
  • Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
    • 2
  • Shashi Mathur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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