Extraction of Optimal Operation Rules for Water Resources System in Mahabad River Basin Considering Environmental Assessment

Rahimi, Habibeh (2015) Extraction of Optimal Operation Rules for Water Resources System in Mahabad River Basin Considering Environmental Assessment. Masters thesis, University of Zabol.

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Allocating and managing the surface water resources as an important supplier the domestic, environmental, industrial and agricultural stakeholders, is a challenger problem of water resources of our country. Recent droughts and improper management of water resources and wetlands is due to drying of lakes. We discovered importance of planning and managing water resources and environmental demand of water area more than ever in this regard. Conflict resolution methodology is an appropriate method of allocating water resources between stakeholders. In this study we used the simulation model named WEAP and optimization algorithms named ACOR and GA for optimal allocating surface water resources of Mahabad river basin between stakeholders. The Nash Bargaining Theory (NBT) is one of the more commonly used methods for conflict resolution. Nash theory can incorporate the utility functions of the decision makers and the stakeholders, as well as their relative authorities over the water allocation process. Tenant method was used for environmental flow calculation. Mahabad Dam operation was performed in an eight-year period from 1384 to 1391 under three scenarios: using current conditions, using optimal cropping pattern for agricultural crops and changing irrigation method. . The results showed that Nash theory can increase the utility of the different stakeholders up to 99 percent simultaneously. Also assessment of performance criteria showed that WEAP vulnerability of four stakeholders in all three scenarios is the maximum amount that could have been. While the reliability criteria of optimization algorithms was less than WEAP in the first scenario, but in the second and third scenarios was in a position equal or higher than the WEAP.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mahabad reservoir dam, WEAP simulation model, ACO for continuous domains, Genetic algorithms, Nash Bargaining Theory
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: admin admin1 admin2
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2016 06:18
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 06:18
URI: http://eprints.uoz.ac.ir/id/eprint/855

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