Resilience, Decision-making, and Environmental Water Releases
Long Chu, R Quentin Grafton, Michael Stewardson
EARTHS FUTURE | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2018
Tensions between delivering water for human uses versus environmental benefits are increasing in many arid and semiarid regions, potentially causing irreversible environmental consequences. The issue of how to balance these competing uses of water is of fundamental importance, especially with projected increases in the variability of water resources due to climate change. In response, a stochastic resilience optimization model is developed to assist decision-makers to optimally determine water releases from storages for environmental purposes and to measure the resilience of a system for given risk tolerances. The model, with sensitivity analyses, provides a valuable tool for water planners ..View full abstract
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We thank two anonymous reviewers for their insightful feedback. This work is supported by an Australian Research Council grant (LP130100174). The data used for this study can be found in the supporting information and references.