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University of KwaZulu Natal (2006)

Use of decision support systems for improved planning and operation of large dams along the Victoria Nile

Zaake, B.

Titre : Use of decision support systems for improved planning and operation of large dams along the Victoria Nile

Auteur : Zaake, B.

Université de soutenance : University of KwaZulu Natal

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy PhD Eng. 2006

Résumé
This research proposal considers the regulation of Lake Victoria, Kyoga and Albert in East Africa, from a wider ecological and stakeholder perspective. An accelerated decrease of lake Victoria Levels that can be attributed to a period of drought and exceesive release of water to satisy hydropower demands now poses significant risks to aquatic ecosystems, navigation facilities, and livelihoods of Equatorial Lake communities and other riparian states that depend on the Nile. There is thus an urgent and current need to focus on the improvement of the operational effectiveness and efficiency of existing and planned dams along the Victoria and Kyoga Nile, in Uganda for the benefit of all stakeholders, by conceptualising this system of Equatorial Lakes as multi-facility and multi-purpose reservoirs. Following a review of approaches, mathematical models and contemporary Decision Support Systems (DDS) for planning reservoir operation and management, a methodology aimed at reaching a compromise regulation policy that satisfies conflicting human needs and ecological requirements is suggected for application. A multi-stage procedure combining multi-objective optimisation and multicriteria decision analysis techniques will be tested within an integrated decision support framework to forster stakeholder involvement in the decision making process.

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