Multi-criteria DSS for River Water Quality Planning
Lotov A.V., Bushenkov V.A., and Chernykh O.L.
Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 1997, 12(1).
A decision support system (DSS) devoted to water quality
planning is described. The DSS is based on a graphic multiple
criteria technique called
FEASIBLE GOALS method,
which provides experts and decision makers with objective trade-off
curves among cost and pollution criteria. The information improves
their understanding of the problem and helps to identify wastewater
treatment strategies which provide reasonable balance between cost and
These strategies are starting points for further negotiation between
governmental agencies, private and state owned enterprises, and regional
and local authorities involved in wastewater treatment.
The DSS is implemented on personal computers.
Keywords: water pollution, negotiations, decision support,
multiple criteria, objective trade-offs, GIS
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the description of the DSS. This demo looks old fashioned (the DSS was coded
in DOS), but it gives the idea of it. To download the demo, use the button.