Typically, water has been allocated by some priority criteria like water rights in each country . However, water allocation by priority might have the problem in which the area of lowest priority can suffer from water shortage all the time. So, this study has tried to develop water allocation rules by weighting factor techniques. The weighting factors are estimated by sectoral and regional factors. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is applied to estimate the sectoral factors and the regional factors can be divided by the regional-characteristic and regional-scale ends. The water allocation rules for the reservoir are developed by applying those weighting factors and the rules are applied to Andong dam reservoir which supplies the water to Busan-Si, Daegu-Si, and Goryeong-Gun, Korea in water deficit situation. As a result, all sectors and regions could share the burdens of water shortage by the water allocation using the relative weighting factors.
Water Allocation by Weighting Factors Considering Multiple Criteria
C.-S. Yi, S.-A. Choi, M.-P. Shim, H.-S. Kim, B.-S. Kim; Water Allocation by Weighting Factors Considering Multiple Criteria. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 1 November 2005; 5 (3-4): 105–114. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2005.0089
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