Regional agricultural water resources management with respect to fuzzy return and energy constraint under uncertainty: An integrated optimization approach Academic Article uri icon

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  • In this study, an integrated framework is proposed for agricultural water and land resources management under uncertain circumstances and energy-water nexus. The framework has two components: the optimized interval solutions generation of unknown market quotation and environment situation through the novel interval fuzzy-expectation programming, and the post-optimization decision-making of the tradeoff between system risk and return through risk-explicit interval programming. An optimization model based on the framework was developed from a real description for agricultural water resources system of Guangdong province under considering various crop, multiple water sources, and the related energy consumption in irrigation and drainage. The impact of energy consumption and risk level control on water resources allocation among different crops and system benefits were analyzed. The results indicated that the preference for surface water resources as the main water sources can effectively reduce regional irrigation energy consumption, and the planting area of each crop would have different variations duo to resources endowment constraints. Risk tradeoff-based results can provide valuable information and additional concern for developing low carbon-oriented agricultural water resources management schemes.


  • Luo, Zhiwei
  • Xie, Yulei
  • Ji, Ling
  • Cai, Yanpeng
  • Yang, Zhifeng
  • Huang, Gordon

publication date

  • October 2021