MCDM and Sustainable Development: The Case of Water Resources Planning in India

  • Jared L. Cohon


Sustainable development has emerged as the centerpiece of natural resources management and environmental protection. Defined as the use of natural resources today so as not to compromise the ability of future generations to use them, sustainable development is a compelling idea, and of indisputable importance. Translating it into plans and actions, however, is very difficult both because of the value conflicts inherent in sustainable development and the need for new planning and analytical methodologies.


Water Resource Planning Model United Nations Development Programme Water Resource Research Minimum Flow 


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  • Jared L. Cohon
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  1. 1.School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesYale UniversityNew HävenUSA

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