Multi-objective stochastic groundwater management of nonuniform, homogeneous aquifers

Yeou-Koung Tung*

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Like any other resources planning and management, groundwater management is performed in a stochastic environment in which the system itself involves a number of random elements. Consequences as a result of decisions made based on analyses are not certain. This paper presents a management model using the chance-constrained framework which explicitly considers the random nature of aquifer properties. The model enables the derivation of an optimal groundwater management policy that would satisfy required operation performance reliability. Furthermore, the chance-constrained model is extended to the multi-objective optimization framework in which a tradeoff between total water supply pumpage and system performance reliability is explicitly considered. The models are applied to a hypothetical example of a steady, nonuniform, homogeneous confined aquifer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-254
Number of pages14
JournalWater Resources Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1987


  • Groundwater management
  • multiple-objective analysis
  • optimization
  • reliability
  • uncertainty analysis

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