Development of a multiobjective optimization tool for the selection and placement of best management practices for nonpoint source pollution control

  title={Development of a multiobjective optimization tool for the selection and placement of best management practices for nonpoint source pollution control},
  author={Chetan Maringanti and Indrajeet Chaubey and Jennie H. Popp},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
Best management practices (BMPs) are effective in reducing the transport of agricultural nonpoint source pollutants to receiving water bodies. However, selection of BMPs for placement in a watershed requires optimization of the available resources to obtain maximum possible pollution reduction. In this study, an optimization methodology is developed to select and place BMPs in a watershed to provide solutions that are both economically and ecologically effective. This novel approach develops… 

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