Optimization methods applied for sustainable management of water-scarce basins

ÇETİNKAYA C. P., FISTIKOĞLU O., Fedra K., Harmancioglu N. B.

JOURNAL OF HYDROINFORMATICS, vol.10, no.1, pp.69-95, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2166/hydro.2007.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-95
  • Keywords: decision support, dynamic simulation, information technology, multi-criteria optimization, scenarios, sustainable water management
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This paper aims to present the information-based technologies used for water management in a test basin within the scope of the EU-sponsored SMART and OPTIMA projects. The study uses a dynamic simulation model with its associated databases and a water resources planning and optimization system, established through a web-based client-server implementation to support distributed use and easy access for multi-criteria optimization and decision support. The results clearly illustrate how a consistent and well-integrated set of advanced but practical Decision Support System (DSS) tools can be used for efficient "optimal" water management strategies and policies of use, designed for a participatory public decision-making process.