Groundwater management under conflicting criteria : a "manual" approach

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Title:
Groundwater management under conflicting criteria : a "manual" approach
Author:
Villnow, Jeffery,1956-
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The problem of managing a groundwater resource under the influence of three conflicting objectives is examined using a southern Arizona example. A constraint approach relying on independent, single-objective models with incomparable constraints sets and standard linear programming techniques is developed to formulate a set of feasible alternative management policies. A final operating policy is defined using the satisficing method and the dominance method. Both methods result in the identification of a good policy which represents a compromise between the specified objectives. The key decision variables defined by the policies are pumping rates for 17 wells over a two year design period. Basin hydrology is incorporated in the management models with the response function method. Procedures for treating non-linear boundary conditions, including river leakage and evapotranspiration, and non-steady state initial conditions are presented as they apply to response function calculations. Response functions are used in the management models to constrain drawdown and velocity field components within the basin and thereby ensure development of reasonable management policies.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- San Pedro River Watershed (Mexico and Ariz.) -- Management.; Groundwater -- Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock III, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleGroundwater management under conflicting criteria : a "manual" approachen_US
dc.creatorVillnow, Jeffery,1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorVillnow, Jeffery,1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe problem of managing a groundwater resource under the influence of three conflicting objectives is examined using a southern Arizona example. A constraint approach relying on independent, single-objective models with incomparable constraints sets and standard linear programming techniques is developed to formulate a set of feasible alternative management policies. A final operating policy is defined using the satisficing method and the dominance method. Both methods result in the identification of a good policy which represents a compromise between the specified objectives. The key decision variables defined by the policies are pumping rates for 17 wells over a two year design period. Basin hydrology is incorporated in the management models with the response function method. Procedures for treating non-linear boundary conditions, including river leakage and evapotranspiration, and non-steady state initial conditions are presented as they apply to response function calculations. Response functions are used in the management models to constrain drawdown and velocity field components within the basin and thereby ensure development of reasonable management policies.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- San Pedro River Watershed (Mexico and Ariz.) -- Management.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMaddock III, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSorooshian, Sorooshen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDuckstein, Lucienen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213360970en_US
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