Water resources management under uncertainty: factorial multi-stage stochastic program with chance constraints

X. M. Liu, G. H. Huang, Shuo Wang, Y. R. Fan

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Due to rapid growth of population and development of economy, water resources allocation problems have aroused wide concern. Therefore, optimization of water resources systems is complex and uncertain, which is a severe challenge faced by water managers. In this paper, a factorial multi-stage stochastic programming with chance constraints approach is developed to deal with the issues of water-resources allocation under uncertainty and risk as well as their interactions. It can deal with uncertainties described as both interval numbers and probability distributions, and can also support the risk assessment within a multistage context. The solutions associated with different risk levels of constraint violation can be obtained, which can help characterize the relationship between the economic objective and the system risk. The inherent interactions between factors at different levels and their effects on total net benefits can be revealed through the analysis of multi-parameter interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-957
Number of pages13
JournalStochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Chance constraints
  • Factorial design
  • Multi-stage stochastic
  • Risk analysis
  • Uncertainty
  • Water resources management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • General Environmental Science


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