Title: Development of optimisation-based DSS for flood control

Authors: Majdi Argoubi; Abdelkader El Kamel; Khaled Mellouli

Addresses: LAGIS, Ecole Centrale de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Cedex 59650, France ' LAGIS, Ecole Centrale de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Cedex 59650, France ' LARODEC, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Le Bardo Tunis CP 2000, Tunisia

Abstract: A decision support system (DSS) has been developed for integrated, real-time flood control in a multi-reservoir system. The DSS integrates an optimisation module with a geographic information system, and a graphical dialogue interface allowing effective use by system operators. A neuro-dynamic programming technique, which overcomes numerous limitations of stochastic dynamic programming, is introduced for determining the optimal release policy under flood conditions. The method is illustrated by a real-world case study.

Keywords: flood control; DSS; decision support systems; NDP; neuro-dynamic programming; SDP; stochastic dynamic programming; GIS; geographic information systems; multi-reservoir system; reservoirs; optimal release policy; optimisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2012.046648

International Journal of Operational Research, 2012 Vol.14 No.2, pp.200 - 220

Available online: 13 Apr 2012 *

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