Accession Number:

ADA508380

Title:

Comparison of the Direct Scoring Method and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Dredged Material Management Decision Making

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Decision making for complex environmental problems such as dredged material management can become overwhelming, especially when dealing with multiple conflicting objectives, alternatives, and stakeholders. A process is needed to organize the massive amount of information into a usable form. The purpose of this document is to show the disadvantages of using the direct scoring method for dredged material management decision making as it relates to dredged material placement and its role within the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers USACE. Multi-criteria decision analysis MCDA is an approach that is readily available and is more suitable for dredging and other Corps projects. This will be discussed as a preferred alternative to the direct scoring method.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE