Resource planning problems present many excellent examples of why multicriterion optimization (MCO) can be so useful in practice. These problems virtually always involve a public decision-making process, and they virtually never can be characterized as having a single criterion. The protection of the environment—a particular kind of resource planning problem—is by its very nature a multicriterion problem: the environment is being “protected from” economic activities. Thus, problems in environmental control are born out of conflict between criteria: economic development and environmental preservation. Resource problems, in general, exhibit these criteria and others, such as equity in the distribution of benefits and costs—the classic upstream-downstream conflict in water resource problems—and risk to human health.
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- Multicriterion Optimization in Resources Planning
Jared L. Cohon
- Springer US
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