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Nonconvex nonlinear programming (NLP) problems arise frequently in water resources management, e.g., reservoir operations, groundwater remediation, and integrated water quantity and quality management. Such problems are usually large and sparse. Existing software for global optimization cannot cope with problems of this size, while current local sparse NLP(More)
The interdisciplinary nature of water resources problems requires the integration of technical, economic, environmental, social, and legal aspects into a coherent analytical framework. This paper presents the development of a new integrated hydrologic-agronomic-economic model in the context of a river basin in which irrigation is the dominant water use and(More)
In the semi-arid Amudarya delta region (Aral Sea Basin) the human-controlled hydrological regime is a major factor influencing ecosystem dynamics. Alterations to the flow of the Amudarya river, mainly to serve the needs of irrigated agriculture during Soviet times, have caused severe environmental degradation. Since independence, the former Soviet Union(More)
A multistage stochastic optimization model using linear programming was developed to provide planning tools for Lower Colorado River Authority in the operation of the Highland Lakes system, as well as a framework for examining the operation of four irrigation districts. Three primary objectives were maximized in the model: ͑1͒ Revenues from rice production,(More)
Many challenges are associated with the integration of geographic information systems (GISs) with models in specific applications. One of them is adapting models to the environment of GISs. Unique aspects of water resource management problems require a special approach to development of GIS data structures. Expanded development of GIS applications for(More)
A scenario-based, multistage stochastic programming model is developed for the management of the Highland Lakes by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in Central Texas. The model explicitly considers two objectives: (1) maximize the expected revenue from the sale of interruptible water while reliably maintaining ®rm water supply, and (2) maximize(More)
Evaluating the impacts of climatic changes and morphometric features on glacier mass balance is crucial to providing insight into glacier changes and their effects on regional water resources and ecosystems. Here, we presented an evaluation of morphometric effects on the glacier mass balances of the Puruogangri ice field (PIF) on the Tibetan Plateau. A(More)