Case study: Application of multicriteria decision making to urban water supply

Ahmad Abrishamchi, Ali Ebrahimian, Massoud Tajrishi, Miguel A. Mariño

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Abstract

Presented herein is an attempt to put into practice the multicriteria decision making technique of compromise programming for a real urban water management case study in the city of Zahidan in Iran. Zahidan, the capital of Sistan and Balouchistan Province, faces serious water problems in terms of both quality and quantity. To satisfy future water demands, a long-distance water transmission project is being implemented. Compromise programming is applied to aiding decision makers in selecting the best possible alternatives for distribution of both available and the transmitted water in the city. The results obtained reveal that the method is capable of being employed by decision-makers for comprehensive urban water management studies. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-335
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Volume131
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

Keywords

  • Case reports
  • Decision making
  • Iran
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Urban areas
  • Water management
  • Water supply

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