Fuzzy Sets and Logic to Water Resources Management

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 475

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Section of Hydraulic Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Kimmeria Campus, Xanthi 67100, Greece
Interests: fuzzy sets and systems in water system support; drought analysis and mitigation measures formulation; floods and fesign of environmentally acceptable streams; multicriteria methods applied in water resources management; optimization techniques in water hydraulic systems; uncertainty assessment in hydrology; water related risk and hazards; fuzzy data-driven model; fuzzy logic and multicriteria analysis; hydroinformatics; applied hydraulics and hydraulic works; water distribution network analysis; design and management; irrigation and drainage systems; water resources, planning and management; artificial thinking in hydrological and decision models in hydraulic system
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Dear Colleagues,

The first challenge the methods of water resources management method must address is the inherent uncertainty of annual precipitation and the various kinds of water demand. In addition, the rainfall–runoff model and other sub–models which are involved during the assessment of the water availability contain many uncertainties. The decision making involved in the problem of water resources management exploits the operation research.  Particular attention will be given to addressing the problem of the synthesis of criteria with different natures, the recorded trend of many multi-criteria methods in selecting non-balanced decisions, subjectivity in the choice of weights, etc. Since fuzzy sets and logic simulate human reasoning more closely, the fuzzy sets can be used to deal with many uncertainties and furthermore either to produce or to interpret several decision making schemes. Indeed, the existence of qualitative criteria, the selection of the weights, the conflict between the criteria, and the aggregation of criteria with different natures necessitate fuzzy sets and logic. Moreover, the new trend to incorporate the more robust way of the ecosystems increases the uncertainties. The incorporation of the extreme hydrometeorological phenomena of drought and floods as well as climate change should enhance the water resources management methodologies. The new trend is to deal with these phenomena not only from the aspect of hydraulics or probabilities but also by incorporating vulnerability and the synthesis between vulnerability and the hazard. Therefore, the multi-criteria techniques of the water recourses problem can be used in order to assess the vulnerability and finally the risk map of these phenomena

Dr. Michalis Spiliotis
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Keywords

  • fuzzy sets and logic
  • water availability
  • water demand
  • Water ecosystem service
  • fuzzy multicriteria analysis
  • fuzzy optimization
  • water shortage
  • risk assessment
  • climate change

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