Fuzzy-based approach for evaluating groundwater sustainability of Asian cities

Chanapathi, Tirupathi and T, Shashidhar and Pandey, Vishnu P and Shrestha, Sangam (2019) Fuzzy-based approach for evaluating groundwater sustainability of Asian cities. Sustainable Cities and Society, 44. pp. 321-331. ISSN 2210-6707

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to develop a fuzzy-based groundwater sustainability index (FGSI) model to evaluate the sustainability of groundwater system at selected cities in Asian. The new Mamdani type fuzzy-based inference system known as FGSI was developed. It contains five components and twenty-four indicators, which covers five dimensions of sustainability, namely, environmental, social, economic, mutual trust, and institutional. The FGSI model offers a novel combination of indicators, which covers aspects of groundwtaer quality, quantity, and management. An attempt was made to develop a robust index for estimating the groundwater sustainability. The model was evaluated for selected cities in Asian with different difuzzification methods, and compared with the conventional method. The centroid defuzzification method produced well diversified results compared with other methods, including conventional method. The overall groundwater sustainability of Hyderabad of India was estimated as highly sustainable and, Lahore of Pakistan, Bangkok of Thailand, Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam and Yangon City of Myanmar were estimated as moderately sustainable. The FGSI model may help to policy and decision makers to provide a reliable and resilient sustainable management system in the cities by identifying the indicators for the improvement.

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T, ShashidharUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian cities, Fuzzy logic, Groundwater, Sustainability
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 11:39
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4535
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.09.027
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/2210-6707/
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