Title: Risk management of transboundary water resources using the green supply chain approach

Authors: Eugene Levner, David Alcaide Lopez de Pablo, Jacques Ganoulis

Addresses: Holon Institute of Technology, Holon 58102, Israel. ' University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. ' The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract: The problem considered is the coordination of the ecological risks of all stakeholders in a transboundary river basin using the |green| (environmental) Supply Chain (SC) approach. Using a combination of two managerial concepts – |the environmental SC| and |the house-of-quality| – a decision-making model that quantitatively estimates the integrated risk level is constructed. A mathematical model is proposed that allows the integrated risk to population and society in a transboundary river basin under geo-hydrological, economic, technological and social constraints to be mitigated.

Keywords: sustainable development; sustainability; transboundary water resources; environmental supply chains; house of quality; HoQ; Borda method; risk ranking; risk management; supply chain management; SCM; green supply chains; mathematical modelling; river basins.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2008.022132

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.10 No.4, pp.357 - 372

Published online: 19 Dec 2008 *

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