Socio-environmental tradeoff analysis using decision science tools to guide river management
Across the globe, rivers are put into the service of meeting human needs and wants. Societal dependence on rivers and the consumptive benefits they provide has advanced at the unanticipated cost of degrading biodiversity and river ecosystem function. Socio-environmental tradeoff analysis is key to balance disparate interests for sustainable river management. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a sub-discipline of decision science methods that aid decisions to resource management problems with multiple conflicting criteria and management alternatives. Techniques for MCDA are useful for ...