Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Natural Resource Management

1st Edition

Tony Prato, Gamini Herath

Published August 18, 2006
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780754645962 - CAT# Y234875
Series: Ashgate Studies in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


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Providing useful insights on the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in natural resource management, this book examines a number of empirical applications for several countries and a variety of natural resources. It is shown that using MCDA in the management of water, forestry, wetland and other natural resources can substantially improve the design and implementation of natural resource and environmental policies. Stakeholder involvement is also an important determinant of successful resource management and MCDA provides a useful and effective framework for getting stakeholders involved in resource management decisions. Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Natural Resource Management gives in-depth analysis of the potential problems in applying these techniques, including difficulties eliciting required information, lack of suitable measures for environmental variables and the need to develop innovative methods to simplify the use of MCDA.

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