WATER RESOURCE CONFLICT RESOLUTION
BASED ON INTERACTIVE TRADEOFFS DISPLAY
A.V. LOTOV, V.A. BUSHENKOV, G.K. KAMENEV
Russian Academy of Sciences
Ithaca, New York, USA
New University of Lisbon
Published at the book
Restoration of Degraded Rivers: Challenges, Issues and Experience,
ed. by D.P.Loucks, 1998, Kluwer Academic publishers, Netherlands.
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Rehabilitation of degraded water resource systems, especially large scale
systems such as Danube, Mississippi or the Volga River, inevitably involve
conflicts over who pays, who benefits, and how much. This paper reviews
the application of computer-aided approaches to water resources conflict
resolution based on the generation and interactive display of the efficient
tradeoff curves among conflicting performance criteria associated with
various possible decisions
Computing of efficient tradeoffs is based on a mathematical model describing
the system being managed. The model is supposed to be mutually acceptable
to all stakeholders. Negotiators can interactively explore the full
implications of solutions that represent
efficient tradeoffs among identified performance criteria.
In this way they can become more informed about compromises that can be
made among conflicting criteria. This approach is applied to the real-time
allocation of water to agricultural and environmental users whose demand
for water usually exceeds the supply. Application of these procedures
using computer networks (e.g., Internet or intranets) is discussed.
FEASIBLE GOALS method
new Internet resource
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