Title: Integrated water management using feasible goals method and interactive decision maps: the case of Odivelas irrigation

Authors: Rui Fragoso; Vladimir Bushenkov; Carlos Marques

Addresses: CEFAGE/ICAAM, Department of Management, University of Évora, Apartado 94, 7000 Évora, Portugal ' CIMA, Department of Mathematics, University of Évora, Apartado 94, 7000 Évora, Portugal ' CEFAGE, University of Évora, Department of Management, Apartado 94, 7000 Évora, Portugal

Abstract: In Mediterranean areas water scarcity is a real problem and stakeholders have conflicting visions and interests. This paper aims to determine feasible and efficient combinations of stakeholder goals using an integrated water management approach. A framework based on the feasible goals method/interactive decision maps (FGM/IDM) technique to approximate all Pareto optimal solutions of a linear multi-criteria model was developed. The model was applied to the Odivelas irrigated area in southern Portugal and a participative decision making was obtained considering multiple stakeholders goals that are in conflict.

Keywords: water management; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; interactive decision maps; feasible goal method; Odivelas irrigation; Portugal; participative decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2015.073565

International Journal of Sustainable Society, 2015 Vol.7 No.4, pp.353 - 369

Available online: 12 Dec 2015

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