Journal article

Considering scale within optimization procedures for water management decisions: Balancing environmental flows and human needs

Diana Derepasko, Joseph HA Guillaume, Avril C Horne, Martin Volk

ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

A key issue in optimization model development is the selection of spatial and temporal scale representing the system. This study proposes a framework for reasoning about scale in this context, drawing on a review of studies applying multi-objective optimization for water management involving environmental flows. We suggest that scale is determined by the management problem, constrained by data availability, computational, and model capabilities. There is therefore an inherent trade-off between problem perception and available modelling capability, which can either be resolved by obtaining data needed or tailoring analysis to the data available. In the interest of fostering transparency in th..

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