A Prototype of a Decision Support System for River Basin Water Quality Management in Central and Eastern Europe

Berkemer, R., Makowski, M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6107-0972, & Watkins, D. (1993). A Prototype of a Decision Support System for River Basin Water Quality Management in Central and Eastern Europe. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-93-049


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This Working Paper documents the implementation of a prototype of a Decision Support System (DSS) for regional water quality management applied to a case study of the Nitra River in Slovakia. With the goals of flexibility and simplicity in mind, two different approaches and tools have been implemented and tested. First, the object-oriented development tool ORVAN was used for fast prototyping of the mathematical programming model and for scenario analysis. Second, a problem-specific generator was implemented to generate various single criterion and multiple criteria optimization problems useful in examining the water quality problem. The resulting mixed-integer optimization problems were solved by the MOMIP package.

Provided in the paper are the following: a complete formulation of the mathematical model, a detailed discussion of the data used, documentation of the developed software, an overview of interesting results, and recommendations for future work. Since only preliminary data were available at the time of performing the reported research, results are given merely as illustration of the methodology and software and should not he considered policy recommendations. For the latter task a verified data set and water quality model will be required.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Methodology of Decision Analysis (MDA)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:02
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3765

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