On the Monetary Value of an Ecological River Quality Model

Stehfest H (1978). On the Monetary Value of an Ecological River Quality Model. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-78-001

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Abstract

A problem widely discussed in the field of water resources research is the degree of complexity a water quality model should have if it is used for water quality management. In the present work this problem is investigated by means of an example: An optimal control problem for river quality is solved for both a simple Streeter-Phelps model and a more complex ecological model. Through decision theoretical arguments it is shown how the two optimal solutions can be compared in a rational way. As in previous IIASA reports on the application of systems theory and operations research to river quality management, the methodologies described are applied to a section of the Rhine River in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 09:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/841

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