Selecting a multicriterion decision making technique for watershed resources management

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A method for selecting a most appropriate multicriterion decision making (MCDM) technique for watershed resources management is modeled as a multicriterion problem. The procedure consists of identifying a set of feasible MCDM techniques, and evaluating them with respect to four sets of choice criteria, namely (1) problem related, (2) decision-maker (DM)/analyst related, (3) technique-related, and (4) solution-related criteria. Altogether 15 techniques are evaluated in terms of 24 criteria, forming an evaluation matrix of criteria versus alternative MCDM techniques. The evaluation matrix is then analyzed by means by a composite programming algorithm resulting in a preference ranking of the alternatives. Application of the techniques to a watershed resources management problem illustrates the method throughout the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-140
Number of pages12
JournalWater Resources Bulletin
Volume28
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Selecting a multicriterion decision making technique for watershed resources management. / Tecle, Aregai.

In: Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.1992, p. 129-140.

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