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The increasingly widespread use of computers as aids in the management of technical systems is pointed out. In the context of environmental management, geographical information systems (GIS) are increasingly being used to support and structure spatially referenced information relating to a project, while multicriteria decision aids (MCDA) can provide a rational framework, and algorithms can be used to make decisions in the face of multiple and conflicting decision criteria. Methodology is currently being researched at the Joint Research Centre for the development of decision support systems linking GIS with MCDA. The methodology is outlined and a recent application to the management of industrial wastes on a regional scale is described.

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Authors: PECKHAM R J, JRC Ispra (IT);MENDES I, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Eurocourse : Technologies for environmental cleanup - toxic and hazardous waste management, Ispra (IT), September 13-17, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37940 ORA
Record Number: 199311494 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en