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Stochastic Dynamic System Theory: A Challenge for Natural Resources Management

  • Eric Parent
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 29)

Abstract

Most of stochastic modeling methods in natural resources are based on a set of analytical model equations, mainly transport and mass-balance equations including stochastic behavior of model variables. These techniques belong to system analysis and control theory and they have become a common practice in engineering studies although the decision making implications and limits of such models are not often explicitly realized. This paper gives a general overview of sequential optimization and system analysis applied to the field of water resource and environmental engineering. It underlines the advantages but also the limits and the weak points of such an approach especially with regards to risk management and multicriterion decision making.

Keywords

Dynamic Programming Optimal Policy Natural Resource Management Reward Function Water Resource Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Parent
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer ScienceENGREFParisFrance

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