Multi-objective optimization for solving water shortage issues in arid zones via the analytic hierarchy process (AHP): The Israeli case

Sivan Jan, Asaf Cohen, Gideon Oron

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Abstract

Water scarcity along with the continuing decrease in its quantity and quality continues to be one of the major challenging threats on human survival in many parts of the world. Advanced technologies are required for testing the alternatives for solving water scarcity issues. Testing the alternatives should be carried out in several directions and taking into account several considerations: theoretical models allowing examining different options and physical-algorithms emanating in the field leading options. This work is based on screening the option of solving water shortage issues as faced in the Mediterranean Basin. Modelling of the alternative is based on the analytic hierarchal process as a general screening method. Selecting the preferable solution is based on the opinion of a group of experts and turning their ideas into a mathematical model that will be demonstrated here within.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-19
Number of pages10
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Volume188
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Alternative screening
  • Analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
  • Water resources management
  • Water shortage

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