A budget allocation model for flood managementin flood-prone areas

Machine Hsie, Cheng Han Huang, Chun Yen Huang, Shu-Chien Hsu

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Global climate changes frequently cause severe flooding which damage peoples' properties and lives in Taiwan. As a result, the Taiwan government initiated a long-term plan to prevent flooding by regulating 130 rivers in flood-prone areas. However, the budget is limited and cannot meet the total cost of the hydraulic engineering of the 130 rivers. How to objectively and efficiently prioritize rivers that need to be regulated remains a major challenge for the government. This research collected the information of regulating 130 rivers in terms of their costs and benefits; then it utilized a hybrid method that integrates both the dynamic programming and the Pare to front analysis (designated as DPPF here)to develop a budget allocation model. The results show that this model can help the government to save up to NT$ 2.153 billion annually.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Engineering and Automatic Control II
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Automatic Control, ICMEAC 2013 - Shandong, China
Duration: 18 May 201319 May 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference2nd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Automatic Control, ICMEAC 2013


  • Budget allocation
  • Cost-benefit evaluation
  • Dynamic programming
  • Paretooptimality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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