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Application of Multicriteria Analysis to Ranking and Evaluation of Water Development Projects

The Case of Jordan
  • B. Al-Kloub

Abstract

Water shortage in Jordan is becoming acute, with limited available water and financial resources. To balance current needs and demands, taking into account the possibility of limited investment in the future, the current Jordanian investment programme (1992–1998) contains various national objectives and constraints to be met. The requirement for this study arises from the need for a reliable system methodology to select and rank water development projects. Multicriteria analysis is a realistic approach to this complex problem, in particular, the PROMETHEE method is well adapted to it. Its flexibility enables the Decision-Maker to express his preferences more precisely. In this paper the problem is formulated, criteria are presented and quantified, and a partial and complete ranking of projects is obtained by applying the PROMETHEE method. The computational results are given taking into account the full range of different constraints, i.e., financial (initial cost, operation and maintenance) and regional development issues.

Keywords

Demand Management Fundamental Objective Nominal Group Technique Multicriteria Analysis Complete Ranking 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Al-Kloub
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringStaffordshire UniversityStaffordUK

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