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Fuzzy Information and Engineering

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 169–182 | Cite as

Scheme choice for optimal allocation of water resources based on fuzzy language evaluation and the generalized induced ordered weighted averaging operator

  • Fei Ding
  • Takao Yamashita
  • Han Soo Lee
  • Jian-hua Ping
Original Article

Abstract

The choice of scheme for the optimal allocation of water resource (OAW R) is a fuzzy multiple-attribution decision that is determined using information from many figures and fuzzy language regarding several evaluated factors, such as investment, daily water supplying, fee of contaminated water disposal, water conservation, and the development of economy.

In this paper, the evaluation system employed to choose an OAWR scheme is established based on the evaluation of fuzzy language and the generalized induced ordered weighted averaging (GIOWA) operator. Considering economic aspects and a sustainable water supply, the five following constituents are chosen: 1) Investment (Yuan), 2) Daily water supply (ton/day), 3) Fee of contaminated water disposal (Yuan), 4) Water conservation (fuzzy language), and 5) Development of economy (fuzzy language). The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method is used to determine the weighting vector.

A case study on the choice of OAWR in the northern area of Shenyang city, China was conducted by a multiple-attribution decision based on the GIOWA operator. The results shows that the system employed was able to choose the best scheme of OAWR in which fuzzy and multiple-attribution decision-making should be performed.

Keywords

Optimal allocation of water resource Fuzzy language evaluation GIOWA operator Fuzzy multiple-attribution decision making 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and Fuzzy Information and Engineering Branch of the Operations Research Society of China 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fei Ding
    • 1
  • Takao Yamashita
    • 1
  • Han Soo Lee
    • 1
  • Jian-hua Ping
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School for International Development and CooperationHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.College of Water Conservancy and Environmental EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhou, HenanP.R.China

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