Multiobjective Water Resources Investment Planning Under Budgetary and Socio-Technical Uncertainties

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An integration of Stochastic Dynamic Programming (SDP) and Integer Goal Programming (IGP) modeling framework is proposed to handle problems of multiobjective-multicriteria sequential decisionmaking under budgetary and socio-technical uncertainties inherent in water resources investment planning. In the proposed SDP model probabilities of the funding levels in any time period that are generated using a subjective model are employed to handle budgetary fluctuations. This subjective model consists of historical data as a basic rate, functional relationships among inter-related parameters of the SDP model, scenarios of future budget availability, and subjective inputs elicited from a group of decisionmakers through a collective opinion technique. Application of the SDP model primarily yields an optimal investment planning policy that recognizes the possibility that actual funding received maybe less than the anticipated and therefore the projects being implemented under the anticipated budget would be interrupted. In this integrated model, economic return of each level of investment decision together with its associated project portfolio is determined by the IGP model based on goals and criteria preferences with explicit consideration to socio-technical uncertainty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-68
Number of pages19
JournalIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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