Introduction to Multi Criterion Methods and Selected Software

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by Darrell G. Fontane, Colorado State Univ, Collins, United States,
Marshall Flug, Colorado State Univ, Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources

Abstract: Water resources and environmental managers face a difficult task of managing water resources systems to meet an increasing array of objectives. Often the various objectives are non-commensurable and are advocated by diverse special interest groups. Multi criterion decision analysis methods offer a potential framework for organizing the decision analysis process such that conflict resolution can be improved. This paper discusses the background of multi criterion methods, the framework of analysis and the potential benefits.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Environmental issues | Frames | Computer software | Managers | Systems management | Dispute resolution |

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