Special Issue "Decision-Making Theory and Methodology for Water, Energy and Food Security"

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: 15 January 2023 | Viewed by 1023

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yejun Xu
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Guest Editor
College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Interests: multicriteria decision making; group decision making; water resources management; conflict analysis; data analysis
Prof. Dr. Carlos Llopis-Albert
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Guest Editor
Centro de Investigación en Ingeniería Mecánica, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: mathematical problems in engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, water, energy, food, and their nexus are becoming an increasingly significant and active area of research in economic and management science, especially in terms of safety, a research area where a number of important problems are emerging. These problems can be considered multicriteria decision-making problems. However, there are few studies to date which consider these problems from a multicriteria decision-making point of view. Decision-making theories are routinely based on the notion that decision makers choose alternatives which align with their underlying preferences, and hence, that their preferences can be inferred from their choices. The aim of this Special Issue is to develop various decision-making theories and methodologies for water, energy, and food, including evaluation of water supply, wastewater management, energy, food risk management, safety management, etc.

Prof. Dr. Yejun Xu
Prof. Dr. Carlos Llopis-Albert
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • multicriteria analysis
  • group decision making
  • water resources management
  • water risk analysis
  • decision support systems
  • evaluation
  • safety

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Influence of Rural Development of River Tourism Resources on Physical and Mental Health and Consumption Willingness in the Context of COVID-19
Water 2022, 14(12), 1835; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14121835 - 07 Jun 2022
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This study took the Three Gorges Dam as an example and discussed the influence of river regulation decisions on the sustainable development of surrounding villages. The study used mixed research methods, snowball sampling, and convenience sampling to obtain samples. The questionnaire samples were [...] Read more.
This study took the Three Gorges Dam as an example and discussed the influence of river regulation decisions on the sustainable development of surrounding villages. The study used mixed research methods, snowball sampling, and convenience sampling to obtain samples. The questionnaire samples were analyzed by basic statistical tests, t-test, and structural equation modeling (SEM). The respondents’ opinions were collected through semi-structured interviews and finally the results were discussed by multivariate analysis. The findings were that even though the villages were not well developed in terms of economy, environment, and natural ecology, as long as the community security could be stable, the living could be safe and convenient, people’s daily life patterns and leisure behaviors could be maintained, and people could stabilize their minds and emotions and maintain physical and mental health in order to meet their living needs and reduce the burden. There would be time and funds to invest in leisure, tourism activities, and consumption behavior. If the above consumption patterns are continued, people will gain positive perceptions, stimulating people’s willingness to invest in property purchases or to make travel plans again. Full article
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