Multicriteria Analysis

Applications to Water and Environment Management

  • Mahdi Zarghami
  • Ferenc Szidarovszky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mahdi Zarghami, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 1-12
  3. Mahdi Zarghami, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 13-20
  4. Mahdi Zarghami, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 21-49
  5. Mahdi Zarghami, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 51-76
  6. Mahdi Zarghami, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 77-93
  7. Mahdi Zarghami, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 95-112
  8. Mahdi Zarghami, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 113-147
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-159

About this book


Multicriteria analysis is one of the most important fields of decision science. This book gives an outline of the formulation of an appropriate model and presents a comprehensive summary of the most popular methods for solving multicriteria decision problems. In addition to the classical approach the book introduces fuzzy and stochastic methodology, models with uncertainty, social choice and conflict resolution. All methods are illustrated with easy to follow simple examples. At the end of each chapter detailed case studies are given in water and environment management including inter-basin water transfer, urban water management, water allocation, groundwater quality management, forest treatment, ranking water resources projects, reservoir planning, water distribution network design and long-term watershed management. The new methodology and the wide variety of case studies are not easily accessible elsewhere.


Criteria Multi criteria analysis Optimization Uncertainty modeling Water Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Mahdi Zarghami
    • 1
  • Ferenc Szidarovszky
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran
  2. 2.College of Engineering, Dept. Systems & Industrial EngineeringUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17936-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17937-2
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