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Water Allocation Among Multiple Uses Using Interactive Decision Maps

Rui Fragoso (), Vladimir Bushenkov () and Carlos Marques ()
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Rui Fragoso: Universidade de Evora, Departamento de Gestão, ICAM/CEFAGE-UE
Vladimir Bushenkov: Universidade de Evora, Departamento de Matemática, CIMA
Carlos Marques: Universidade de Evora, Departamento de Gestão, CEFAGE-UE

CEFAGE-UE Working Papers from University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal)

Abstract: Alqueva dam in the Alentejo Region was developed to solve water scarcity in the South of Portugal and to ensure permanent availability of water for household and industrial consumption, irrigation, production of electric energy, and ecological and environmental purposes. Competition among some of these multiple water uses requires an integrated management framework. This paper uses Interactive Decision Maps (IDM) technique to explore and achieve efficient and equitable water allocation combinations taking into account those multiple goals and principles of good water governance.

Keywords: Operations Research; Water Management; Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Interactive Decision Maps; Feasible Goal Method; Alqueva (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C6 C61 Q2 Q25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2009
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