Summary and Analysis of the Demonstration

by Marshall Flug, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Darrell G. Fontane, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Gustavo E. Diaz, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The author's have, in preparation for this ASCE Conference, conducted other interactive demonstrations using the same case study, special interest groups and in essence a similar scenario. Results from those experiences have reinforced our confidence in the merits of multi criterion decision analysis as a useful tool for conflict resolution. Alternative reservoir operating rules were easily identified as belonging to a subset of alternatives that are either satisfactory to all special interest groups or clearly inferior options that could be recognized by all special interest groups. The interactive process provided an increased understanding of which alternatives negatively impacted some resource objectives.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Water resources | Reservoirs | Professional societies | Dispute resolution | Environmental issues | Decision making | Recreation

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