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Energy, agriculture, and water: a multiobjective programming analysis of the operations of the Aswân High Dam

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  • G Guariso
  • K E Haynes
  • D Whittington
  • M Younis

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A multiobjective programming analysis of the operations ofthe Aswân High Dam is developed using an historical sequence (1871 - 1976) of monthly inflows as inputs to a simulation process. The trade-offs between hydroelectric energy generation, agricultural water needs, and environmental degradation from river scouring are examined. Production of short-term (three to four months) peak hydropower output is also evaluated.

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  • G Guariso & K E Haynes & D Whittington & M Younis, 1980. "Energy, agriculture, and water: a multiobjective programming analysis of the operations of the Aswân High Dam," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 12(4), pages 369-379, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:12:y:1980:i:4:p:369-379
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