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Weighting Methods and their Effects on Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model Outcomes in Water Resources Management

  • Noorul Hassan Zardari
  • Kamal Ahmed
  • Sharif Moniruzzaman Shirazi
  • Zulkifli Bin Yusop

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Noorul Hassan Zardari, Kamal Ahmed, Sharif Moniruzzaman Shirazi, Zulkifli Bin Yusop
    Pages 1-5
  3. Noorul Hassan Zardari, Kamal Ahmed, Sharif Moniruzzaman Shirazi, Zulkifli Bin Yusop
    Pages 7-67
  4. Noorul Hassan Zardari, Kamal Ahmed, Sharif Moniruzzaman Shirazi, Zulkifli Bin Yusop
    Pages 69-100
  5. Noorul Hassan Zardari, Kamal Ahmed, Sharif Moniruzzaman Shirazi, Zulkifli Bin Yusop
    Pages 101-105
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 107-166

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a systematic way of how to make better decisions in water resources management. The applications of three weighting methods namely rating, ranking, and ratio are discussed in this book. Additionally, data mining on keywords is presented using three popular scholarly databases: Science Direct, Scopus, and SciVerse. Four abbreviated keywords (MCDM, MCDA, MCA, MADM) representing multi-criteria decision-making were used and these three databases were searched for different popular weighting methods for a period of 13 years (2000-2012). The book provides also a review of weighting methods applied in various multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods and also presents survey results on priority ranking of watershed management criteria undertaken by 30 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Keywords

Criteria Weighting Methods Framework for Decision Makers Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods Questionnaire Design Water Resources Management Watershed Management Criteria

Authors and affiliations

  • Noorul Hassan Zardari
    • 1
  • Kamal Ahmed
    • 2
  • Sharif Moniruzzaman Shirazi
    • 3
  • Zulkifli Bin Yusop
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental and Water Resources Management (IPASA)Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Hydraulic and Hydrology, Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  3. 3.Institute of Environmental and Water Resources Management (IPASA)Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  4. 4.Water Research AllianceUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia

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