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Integrated Water Management Using Feasible Goals Method and Interactive Decision Maps: The Case of Odivelas Irrigation

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  • Rui Fragoso

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    (University of Évora, Department of Management, ICAM/CEFAGE)

  • Vladimir Bushenkov

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    (University of Évora, Department of Mathematics, CIMA)

  • Carlos Marques

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    (University of Évora, Department of Management, CEFAGE)

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    In Mediterranean areas water scarcity is a real problem and stakeholders have conflicting visions and interests. This paper aims to determine feasible and efficient combinations of stakeholder goals using an integrated water management approach. A framework based on the Feasible Goals Method/Interactive Decision Maps (FGM/IDM) technique to approximate all Pareto optimal solutions of a linear multi-criteria model was developed. The model was applied to the Odivelas irrigated area in southern Portugal and a participative decision making was obtained considering multiple stakeholders goals that are in conflict.

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    Paper provided by University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal) in its series CEFAGE-UE Working Papers with number 2012_07.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:cfe:wpcefa:2012_07

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    Keywords: Operations Research; Water Management; Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Interactive Decision Maps; Feasible Goal Method.;

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