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Methodology for selecting Best Management Practices integrating multiple stakeholders and criteria. Part 1: methodology

Mauricio Carvallo Aceves and Musandji Fuamba

Article (2016)

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Cite this document: Aceves, M. C. & Fuamba, M. (2016). Methodology for selecting Best Management Practices integrating multiple stakeholders and criteria. Part 1: methodology. Water, 8(2), p. 1-14. doi:10.3390/w8020055
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The implementation of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) could help re-establish the natural hydrological cycle of watersheds after urbanization, with each BMP presenting a different performance across a range of criteria (flood prevention, pollutant removal, etc.). Additionally, conflicting views from the relevant stakeholders may arise, resulting in a complex selection process. This paper proposes a methodology for BMP selection based on the application of multi-criteria decision aid (MCDA) methods, integrating multiple stakeholder priorities and BMP combinations. First, in the problem definition, the MCDA methods, relevant criteria and design guidelines are selected. Next, information from the preliminary analysis of the watershed is used to obtain a list of relevant BMPs. The third step comprises the watershed modeling and analysis of the BMP alternatives to obtain performance values across purely objective criteria. Afterwards, a stakeholder analysis based on survey applications is carried out to obtain social performance values and criteria priorities. Then, the MCDA methods are applied to obtain the final BMP rankings. The last step considers the sensitivity analysis and rank comparisons in order to draw the final conclusions and recommendations. Future improvements to the methodology could explore inclusion of multiple objective analysis, and alternative means for obtaining social performance values.

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BMPs; drainage network; SWMM; multi-criteria decision analysis; Analytical Hierarchy Process; Elimination et Choix Traduisant la Réalité; Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment of Evaluation; Modified Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solutions

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Subjects: 1000 Génie civil > 1000 Génie civil
1000 Génie civil > 1005 Génie hydraulique
Department: Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines
Research Center: Non applicable
Funders: École polytechnique de Montréal
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:43
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3527/
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Journal Title: Water (vol. 8, no. 2)
Publisher: MDPI
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/w8020055


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