Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300979
Title:
A Multiobjective Approach to Managing a Southern Arizona Watershed
Author:
Golcoechea, Ambrose; Duckstein, Lucien; Fogel, Martin M.
Affiliation:
Department of System and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721
Issue Date:
1-May-1976
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
The case study of an Upper San Pedro River watershed is developed to show how a multiple objective approach to decision-making may be used in watershed management. The effects of various land treatments and management practices on water runoff, sediment, recreation,, wildlife levels, and commercial potential of a study area are investigated while observing constraints' on available land and capital. The example involves the optimization of five objective functions subject to eighteen constraints. In an iterative manner, the decision-maker proceeds from one noninferior solution to another, comparing sets of land management activities for reaching specified goals, and evaluating trade-offs between individual objective functions. This technique, which involves the formulation of a surrogate objective function and the use of the cutting plane method to solve the general nonlinear problem, hopefully provides a compromise between oversimplified and computationally intractable approaches to multiobjective watershed management.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Arizona; Watershed management; San Pedro River Watershed (Ariz); Multiobjective management; Decision making; Natural resources; Mathematical programming
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Multiobjective Approach to Managing a Southern Arizona Watersheden_US
dc.contributor.authorGolcoechea, Ambroseen_US
dc.contributor.authorDuckstein, Lucienen_US
dc.contributor.authorFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of System and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721en_US
dc.date.issued1976-05-01-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractThe case study of an Upper San Pedro River watershed is developed to show how a multiple objective approach to decision-making may be used in watershed management. The effects of various land treatments and management practices on water runoff, sediment, recreation,, wildlife levels, and commercial potential of a study area are investigated while observing constraints' on available land and capital. The example involves the optimization of five objective functions subject to eighteen constraints. In an iterative manner, the decision-maker proceeds from one noninferior solution to another, comparing sets of land management activities for reaching specified goals, and evaluating trade-offs between individual objective functions. This technique, which involves the formulation of a surrogate objective function and the use of the cutting plane method to solve the general nonlinear problem, hopefully provides a compromise between oversimplified and computationally intractable approaches to multiobjective watershed management.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectWatershed managementen_US
dc.subjectSan Pedro River Watershed (Ariz)en_US
dc.subjectMultiobjective managementen_US
dc.subjectDecision makingen_US
dc.subjectNatural resourcesen_US
dc.subjectMathematical programmingen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300979-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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