An interval multi-objective programming model for irrigation water allocation under uncertainty Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 An interval linear multi-objective programming (ILMP) model for irrigation water allocation was developed, considering conflicting objectives and uncertainties. Based on the generation of interval numbers through statistical simulation, the ILMP model was solved using a fuzzy programming method. The model balances contradictions among economic net benefit, crop yield and water-saving in irrigation systems incorporating uncertainties in both objective functions and constraints that are based on the conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater. The model was applied to Hulan River irrigation district, northeast China. Tradeoffs between various crops in different subareas under different frequencies were analyzed, and scenarios with different objectives were considered to evaluate the changing trend of irrigation water allocation.Results indicated that the ILMP model provided effective linkages between revenue/output promotion and water saving, and offers insights into tradeoffs for irrigation water management under uncertainty.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Li, M. o., Fu, Q., Singh, V. P., & Liu, D.

citation count

  • 52

complete list of authors

  • Li, Mo||Fu, Qiang||Singh, Vijay P||Liu, Dong

publication date

  • January 2018