Multi-criteria decision making for integrated urban water management

Zarghami, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2008

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-007-9207-7
  3. Publisher: 2008
  4. Abstract:
  5. The city of Zahedan, in South-eastern Iran, has high population growth, limited local freshwater resources and inadequate water distribution system resulting in water supply failures in recent years. This paper will investigate integration of several demand management measures such as leakage detection on water distribution network, water metering and low volume water fixtures as well as the conjunctive use of surface and groundwater resources of this city. For integration of water management criteria, compromise programming will be used as a multi-objective decision making method. The criteria include minimizing the cost, maximizing water supply and minimizing the social hazards due to the water supply operations. This model will derive optimum long-term plans for implementation of water resources. The results will show that demand management can delay a water transfer project for Zahedan city up to 10 years. Compromise programming is as an efficient tool for integrated water resources management in urban areas and the method is capable to being used by decision-makers in other cases. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  6. Keywords:
  7. Decision making ; Distributed parameter networks ; Distribution of goods ; Electric power distribution ; Fluid mechanics ; Groundwater ; Groundwater resources ; Hydraulics ; Hydrogeology ; Information management ; Knowledge management ; Management ; Offshore oil well production ; Problem solving ; Regional planning ; Reusability ; Surface water resources ; Water distribution systems ; Water supply ; Water supply systems ; Business media ; Compromise programming (CP) ; Conjunctive use ; Decision makers (DM) ; Fresh water resources ; Integrated urban water management (IUWM) ; Integrated water resources management (IWRM) ; Leakage detection ; Long term planning ; Management measures ; Multi objective decision making (MODM) ; Multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) ; Population growth ; Urban areas ; Water distribution networks ; Water distributions ; Water supply operations ; Water transfer projects ; Water management ; Arid region ; Demand-side management ; Multicriteria analysis ; Urban area ; Asia ; Eurasia ; Iran ; Middle East ; Sistan and Baluchestan ; Zahedan
  8. Source: Water Resources Management ; Volume 22, Issue 8 , 2008 , Pages 1017-1029 ; 09204741 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11269-007-9207-7