Water Resources Management

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 311–333 | Cite as

Water resource projects evaluation and ranking under economic uncertainty

  • Yeou-Koung Tung
  • Pei-Yu Wang
  • Jinn-Chuang Yang


The uncertainties of economic factors in the evaluation of a water resource project are receiving more and more attention from researchers and policymakers. This paper proposes a probabilistic procedure based on the concept of stochastic dominance to evaluate the economic merit of water resources projects whose project benefits and costs are subject to uncertainty. An example using the Cache la Poudre River Basin development in Colorado illustrates the procedure.

Key words

Uncertainty probability benefit-cost analysis stochastic dominance 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yeou-Koung Tung
    • 1
  • Pei-Yu Wang
    • 1
  • Jinn-Chuang Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Wyoming Water Resources Center and Statistics DepartmentUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringNational Chiao-tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan, Republic of China

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