Second-Generation Interactive Multi-Criteria Decision Making in Reservoir Management

  • Per J. Agrell
  • Antonie Stam
  • Barbara J. Lence
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 465)


Multi-purpose reservoir management is a well-known research area within Multi-Criteria Decision Making. In spite of the obvious multi-faceted decision problem, the suitability for mathematical modelling and the easily identifiable single decision maker, the many published works have apparently not affected the current operating practice, which is largely based on rules-of-thumb and policy targets. This work analyses some of the characteristics behind this from a decision-theoretical viewpoint and announces the arrival of the second generation interactive Multi- Criteria Decision Support. Based on a learning-oriented approach, designed to facilitate operator training and communication of decisions in low-key systems like spread-sheets, the proposed methodology is oriented around the problems of a contemporary dam manager. Finally, some questions are risen regarding the use of information technology and graphical aids in the communication of a decision.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per J. Agrell
    • 1
  • Antonie Stam
    • 2
  • Barbara J. Lence
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Operations ResearchUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen ØDenmark
  2. 2.Department of ManagementTerry College of Business, University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Geological EngineeringUniversity of ManitobaWinnipeg, ManitobaCanada

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