Aspiration-Reservation Decision Support System for Siemianówka Reservoir

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This paper presents a Multiple Criteria Decision Support System (DSS), based on the Aspiration Reservation method, for the optimal management of the Siemianówka reservoir. The reservoir is localised on the Narew River upstream the Narew National Park (NNP). The river system under consideration consists of a storage reservoir and a 100 km long River Narew reach, at which end the NNP is located. The goal of the study is to provide decision makers with a tool that would allow the environmental requirements of NNP to be included within the reservoir management policy. The proposed DSS allows to find a trade-off between different reservoir goals, such as: agriculture, fisheries, energy production and wetland ecosystems. The control problem is solved using Receding Horizon Optimal Control Technique.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

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