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, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 213–220 | Cite as

The use of multiobjective analysis for comparing and evaluating environmental and economic goals in wetlands managements

  • Bennett J. 
  • Goulter I. 
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Abstract

The application of multi-objective analysis to wetlands management is examined in two stages. Initially generalized multi-objective techniques are reviewed briefly. The objectives and conflicts generally present in wetlands management are then discussed within the context of these techniques. Noting that conflicts among environmental and economic objectives may exist independently or in unison it is shown how multi-objective approaches can be used to resolve such conflicts to obtain “best compromise” solutions. Use of noninferior sets to define and intrepret the various objectives appears most suitable for such analyses. The proposed framework for use of multi-objective analysis corresponds to earlier work on how multi-objective techniques should be used in general public sector decision making.

Keywords

Decision Making Environmental Management Public Sector Sector Decision Wetland Management 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bennett J. 
    • 1
  • Goulter I. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Natural Resources InstituteUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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