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Title: Multiple stakeholders in multi-criteria decision-making in the context of Municipal Solid Waste Management: A review

Abstract

Highlights: • We review Municipal Solid Waste Management studies with focus on multiple stakeholders. • We focus on studies with multi-criteria decision analysis methods and discover their trends. • Most studies do not offer solutions for situations where stakeholders compete for more benefits or have unequal voting powers. • Governments and experts are the most participated stakeholders and AHP is the most dominant method. - Abstract: Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) is a complicated process that involves multiple environmental and socio-economic criteria. Decision-makers look for decision support frameworks that can guide in defining alternatives, relevant criteria and their weights, and finding a suitable solution. In addition, decision-making in MSWM problems such as finding proper waste treatment locations or strategies often requires multiple stakeholders such as government, municipalities, industries, experts, and/or general public to get involved. Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is the most popular framework employed in previous studies on MSWM; MCDA methods help multiple stakeholders evaluate the often conflicting criteria, communicate their different preferences, and rank or prioritize MSWM strategies to finally agree on some elements of these strategies and make an applicable decision. This paper reviews and brings together research on the application of MCDA for solving MSWM problemsmore » with more focus on the studies that have considered multiple stakeholders and offers solutions for such problems. Results of this study show that AHP is the most common approach in consideration of multiple stakeholders and experts and governments/municipalities are the most common participants in these studies.« less

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OSTI Identifier:
22443618
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Waste Management; Journal Volume: 35; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DECISION MAKING; INDUSTRY; REVIEWS; SOLID WASTES; WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Soltani, Atousa, Hewage, Kasun, Reza, Bahareh, and Sadiq, Rehan, E-mail: Rehan.sadiq@ubc.ca. Multiple stakeholders in multi-criteria decision-making in the context of Municipal Solid Waste Management: A review. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2014.09.010.
Soltani, Atousa, Hewage, Kasun, Reza, Bahareh, & Sadiq, Rehan, E-mail: Rehan.sadiq@ubc.ca. Multiple stakeholders in multi-criteria decision-making in the context of Municipal Solid Waste Management: A review. United States. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2014.09.010.
Soltani, Atousa, Hewage, Kasun, Reza, Bahareh, and Sadiq, Rehan, E-mail: Rehan.sadiq@ubc.ca. Thu . "Multiple stakeholders in multi-criteria decision-making in the context of Municipal Solid Waste Management: A review". United States. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2014.09.010.
@article{osti_22443618,
title = {Multiple stakeholders in multi-criteria decision-making in the context of Municipal Solid Waste Management: A review},
author = {Soltani, Atousa and Hewage, Kasun and Reza, Bahareh and Sadiq, Rehan, E-mail: Rehan.sadiq@ubc.ca},
abstractNote = {Highlights: • We review Municipal Solid Waste Management studies with focus on multiple stakeholders. • We focus on studies with multi-criteria decision analysis methods and discover their trends. • Most studies do not offer solutions for situations where stakeholders compete for more benefits or have unequal voting powers. • Governments and experts are the most participated stakeholders and AHP is the most dominant method. - Abstract: Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) is a complicated process that involves multiple environmental and socio-economic criteria. Decision-makers look for decision support frameworks that can guide in defining alternatives, relevant criteria and their weights, and finding a suitable solution. In addition, decision-making in MSWM problems such as finding proper waste treatment locations or strategies often requires multiple stakeholders such as government, municipalities, industries, experts, and/or general public to get involved. Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is the most popular framework employed in previous studies on MSWM; MCDA methods help multiple stakeholders evaluate the often conflicting criteria, communicate their different preferences, and rank or prioritize MSWM strategies to finally agree on some elements of these strategies and make an applicable decision. This paper reviews and brings together research on the application of MCDA for solving MSWM problems with more focus on the studies that have considered multiple stakeholders and offers solutions for such problems. Results of this study show that AHP is the most common approach in consideration of multiple stakeholders and experts and governments/municipalities are the most common participants in these studies.},
doi = {10.1016/J.WASMAN.2014.09.010},
journal = {Waste Management},
number = ,
volume = 35,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}