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A Decision Support Tool for Stakeholder Involvement in Sustainable Water Resource Development

Authors:

Bhadranie Thoradeniya ,

University of Moratuwa, LK
About Bhadranie

Senior Lecturer, Division of Civil Engineering Technology, Institute of Technology

Eng. Dr. (Mrs.),  Ph D

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Malik Ranasinghe,

University of Moratuwa, LK
About Malik

Professor in Civil Engineering and the Vice-Chancellor

Eng. (Prof.), Int. PEng., C.Eng., FIE(Sri Lanka), B.Sc. Eng. Hons., M. A. Sc., Ph. D,

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N. T. S. Wijesekera

University of Moratuwa, LK
About N. T. S.

Professor in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

Eng. (Prof.), C. Eng., FIE(Sri Lanka), MICE(UK), B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) (Sri Lanka), PG. Dip (Moratuwa), M.Eng. (Tokyo), Ph D. (Tokyo),

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Abstract

This paper describes the application of a decision support tool for stakeholder involvement in a proposed water resource development project in the Ma Oya river basin in Sri Lanka. The decision support tool is a five-step framework developed based on ‘Educated Trade-offs.’ The tool assesses the natural resource uses; identifies the present and future probable issues with regard to resource uses, elicit stakeholder views and then estimate the social and environmental impacts of a proposed development project. The results obtained through the application of the framework are direct inputs for stakeholder education for informed decision-making by the stakeholders. This paper highlights the stakeholder education achieved in the proposed project area and the down stream areas. The study validated the ‘Educated Trade-offs’ framework which is the decision-support tool and demonstrated its effectiveness.
How to Cite: Thoradeniya, B., Ranasinghe, M. & Wijesekera, N.T.S., (2012). A Decision Support Tool for Stakeholder Involvement in Sustainable Water Resource Development. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 45(4), pp.41–50. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v45i4.6925
Published on 24 Oct 2012.
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