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Application of a Double-Sided Chance-Constrained Integer Linear Program for Optimization of the Incremental Value of Ecosystem Services in Jilin Province, China

by Baofeng Cai 1, Xianen Wang 1,* and Yu Li 2,*
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College of Environment and Resources, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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The State Key Laboratory of Regional Optimisation of Energy System, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
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Water 2017, 9(8), 629; https://doi.org/10.3390/w9080629
Received: 27 June 2017 / Revised: 13 August 2017 / Accepted: 16 August 2017 / Published: 22 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modeling of Water Systems)
The Interconnected River System Network Project (IRSNP) is a significant water supply engineering project, which is capable of effectively utilizing flood resources to generate ecological value, by connecting 198 lakes and ponds in western Jilin, northeast China. In this article, an optimization research approach has been proposed to maximize the incremental value of IRSNP ecosystem services. A double-sided chance-constrained integer linear program (DCCILP) method has been proposed to support the optimization, which can deal with uncertainties presented as integers or random parameters that appear on both sides of the decision variable at the same time. The optimal scheme indicates that after rational optimization, the total incremental value of ecosystem services from the interconnected river system network project increased 22.25%, providing an increase in benefits of 3.26 × 109 ¥ compared to the original scheme. Most of the functional area is swamp wetland, which provides the greatest ecological benefits. Adjustment services increased obviously, implying that the optimization scheme prioritizes ecological benefits rather than supply and production services. View Full-Text
Keywords: incremental value of ecosystem service; double-sided chance-constrained integer linear program; interconnected river system network project; optimization; utilization of flood resource incremental value of ecosystem service; double-sided chance-constrained integer linear program; interconnected river system network project; optimization; utilization of flood resource
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Cai, B.; Wang, X.; Li, Y. Application of a Double-Sided Chance-Constrained Integer Linear Program for Optimization of the Incremental Value of Ecosystem Services in Jilin Province, China. Water 2017, 9, 629.

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