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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|10662||2010||13 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Advances in Water Resources, Volume 33, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages 1105–1117
In this study, a fuzzy-boundary interval-stochastic programming (FBISP) method is developed for planning water resources management systems under uncertainty. The developed FBISP method can deal with uncertainties expressed as probability distributions and fuzzy-boundary intervals. With the aid of an interactive algorithm woven with a vertex analysis, solutions for FBISP model under associated α-cut levels can be generated by solving a set of deterministic submodels. The related probability and possibility information can also be reflected in the solutions for the objective function value and decision variables. The developed FBISP is also applied to water resources management and planning within a multi-reservoir system. Various policy scenarios that are associated with different levels of economic consequences when the pre-regulated water-allocation targets are violated are analyzed. The results obtained are useful for generating a range of decision alternatives under various system conditions, and thus helping decision makers to identify desired water resources management policies under uncertainty.
The constantly increasing demand for water in terms of both sufficient quantity and satisfied quality has forced planners to contemplate comprehensive, complex and ambitious plans for water resources management systems. In recent decades, water shortage, flood event, unreliable water supply, and poor water quality have led to a variety of adverse impacts on social-economic development and human life. One of the major reasons for these disasters is the lack of efficient, equitable and sustainable water-resources management as well as effective policy instructions from decision makers. Consequently, effective planning of water resources management is important for developing regional and/or national socio-economic sustainability. Previously, a large number of methods were developed for allocating and managing water resources in more efficient and sustainable ways , , , , , , , ,  and . For example, Slowinski  proposed an interactive fuzzy multiobjective linear programming method and applied it to water supply planning; Huang  proposed an interval-parameter programming (IPP) method for dealing with uncertainties expressed as interval numbers in a water resources management system. Bender and Simonovic  proposed a fuzzy compromise approach to water resources planning under imprecision uncertainty. Jairaj and Vedula  optimized a multi-reservoir system through using fuzzy mathematical programming (FMP) technique, where uncertainties existing in reservoir inflows were treated as fuzzy sets. Faye et al.  proposed a fuzzy approach for the short-term of water resource systems under uncertainty. Lee and Chang  proposed an interactive fuzzy approach for planning a stream water resources management system that involved vague and imprecise information. Summarily, FMP is effective in dealing with decision problems under fuzzy goal and constraints and handling ambiguous coefficients in the objective function and constraints; however, it has difficulties in tackling uncertainties expressed as probabilistic distributions in a non-fuzzy decision space  and . IPP can handle uncertain parameters that are expressed as intervals with known lower and upper bounds, but unknown membership or distribution functions; nevertheless, when some right-hand-side parameters have wide intervals, the IPP model may not have a feasible solution . As a result, a number of researchers tackled uncertainties in water resources management problems through stochastic programming approaches , , , , , , , , ,  and . For example, Stedinger and Loucks  proposed a stochastic dynamic programming model to calculate single reservoir operation, where optimal reservoir operating policies which are subject to reliability constraints could be derived. Pereira and Pinto  proposed a stochastic optimization approach for the planning of a multi-reservoir hydroelectric system under uncertainty, through associating a given probability to each of a range of inputs that occurred at different stages of an optimization horizon. Feiring and Sastri  advanced a stochastic programming model for planning of a water resources management system with a dual-purpose of generating electricity and supplying water for agricultural irrigation. Huang and Loucks  developed an inexact two-stage stochastic programming method for water resources management, which could tackle uncertainties expressed as both probability distributions and intervals and account for economic penalties due to infeasibility. Watkins Jr et al.  proposed a scenario-based multistage stochastic programming model for planning water supplies from highland lakes. By explicitly considering a number of inflow scenarios, the stochastic model could help determine a contract for water delivery in the coming year. Li et al.  proposed an inexact multistage stochastic programming method for water resources management under uncertainty; this method could deal with uncertainties expressed as random variables and interval values through constructing a set of scenarios that were representative for the universe of possible outcomes. In general, multistage stochastic programming (MSP) approach permitted modified decisions in each time stage based on the real-time realizations of uncertain system conditions ,  and . The uncertain information in a MSP was often modeled through a multilayer scenario tree . However, MSP had a difficulty in dealing with uncertain parameters when their probabilistic distributions were not available; moreover, even if these distributions were known, reflection of them in large-scale stochastic models could be extremely challenging  and . In fact, in practical water resources management systems, uncertainties exist in many impact factors and system components such as available resources, water demands/supplies, related cost/benefit coefficients, sustainability requirements, and policy regulations. Some uncertainties can be quantified as probabilities while the others may exist as fuzzy membership functions and/or discrete intervals. For example, stream inflows may be expressed as several random variables with known probabilities; also, the economic data of benefit and cost may not be available as deterministic values, and they may be acquired as interval values. It may often be difficult for a planner to promise a deterministic water-allocation target to user when the available water resources are uncertain. Moreover, the system may possess multiple tributaries and multiple reservoirs where uncertainties can lead to interactive and dynamic complexities in terms of water allocation and flood diversion over a multistage context. The system may face both problems of insufficient capacity to retain the surplus water during the high-flow season as well as to satisfy the demand during the low-flow season (e.g. a serious water shortage could occur when flows are continuously low; while flooding disaster could happen when flows are continuously high exceeding the retention capacities of tributaries and/or reservoirs). An effective approach that cannot only address the above uncertainties and complexities but also hedge against both drought and flooding is desired. Therefore, the objective of this study aims to develop a fuzzy-boundary interval-stochastic programming (FBISP) method in response to the above challenges. The FBISP will incorporate techniques of interval-parameter programming (IPP), fuzzy programming (FP), and multistage stochastic programming (MSP) to deal with uncertainties expressed as probability distributions and fuzzy-boundary intervals (i.e. the lower and upper bounds of some intervals may rarely be acquired as deterministic values, and they may be fuzzy in nature). A case study will then be provided for demonstrating how the developed method will support the planning for water resources management within a multi-tributary, multi-reservoir and multi-period context. The results obtained can help water resources managers identify desired alternatives against water shortage and flood control with a maximized economic objective. The paper will be organized as follows: Section 2 describes the development process of the FBISP; Section 3 provides a case study of water resources management planning; Section 4 presents result analysis and discussion; Section 5 draws some conclusions and extensions; the detailed solution method for solving FBISP is introduced in Appendix A.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In this study, a fuzzy-boundary interval-stochastic programming (FBISP) method has been developed for planning water resources management systems under uncertainty. The developed FBISP integrates interval-parameter programming, fuzzy vertex analysis, and multistage stochastic programming techniques. It can deal with uncertainties expressed as probability distributions and fuzzy-boundary intervals (i.e. the lower and upper bounds of some intervals may rarely be acquired as deterministic values, and they may be fuzzy in nature). The FBISP model can be solved based on an interactive algorithm and a vertex analysis approach, solutions under a number of α-cut levels can be generated. The related probability and possibility information can also be included in the solutions for the objective function value and decision variables. The developed method has also been applied to water resources management and planning within a multi-reservoir and multi-period context. It can reflect the dynamics in terms of decisions for water allocation and surplus-flow diversion, through transactions at discrete points of a complete scenario set based on a multilayer scenario tree. The results obtained demonstrate that variations in water-allocation targets could reflect different policies for managing water resources and thus result in varied economic implications under uncertainty. The results are useful for (i) identifying the desired water-allocation target with a minimized risk of economic penalty and opportunity loss, (ii) obtaining an optimized water-allocation plan with a maximized system benefit over a multi-period planning horizon, and (iii) generating an optimized surplus-diversion scheme with sound timing and sizing considerations to minimize flooding event risk. Although this study is the first attempt for planning a water-resources management system through the developed FBISP method, research extensions still exist. In this study, the FBISP handles uncertainties through constructing a set of scenarios that are representative for the universe of water-availability conditions for two tributaries. With such a scenario-based approach, the resulting mathematical programming model could become too large to be applied to large-scale real-world problems. Moreover, the random variables (i.e. flows of two tributaries) are assumed to take on discrete distributions and to be mutually independent, such that the study problem can be solved through linear programming method. However, conditional probabilities need to be handled for quantifying water availability, particularly for a multi-stream and multi-reservoir system. This may lead to non-linearity in system responses and raise a main challenge for identifying global optimal solution.