An innovative cost – benefit analysis as a decision support system for the evaluation of alternative scenarios of water resources management

Aravossis, Konstantin G. ; Vliamos, Spyros ; Anagnostopoulos, P. ; Kungolos, Athanasios (2003)


A crucial problem for planners dealing with the management of water resources is to choose among the available alternative scenarios. In the presented methodology the result is a combination of the data of all the important parameters of water resources management and the degree of influence of each involved group to the decision-making. The subjectivity of the results is minimised by a sensitivity analysis on the degree of influence of the above groups. It is shown that the relative weight given to each group has a direct influence to the final decision, since a large part of the total grading of the scenarios depends on the pursued aims of each group involved.

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