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Title: Utility of fuzzy cross-impact simulation in environmental assessment

Fuzzy cross-impact simulation is a qualitative technique, where interactions within a system are represented by a cross-impact matrix that includes linguistic elements. It can be used effectively to visualize dynamic evolution of a system. The utility of the fuzzy cross-impact simulation approach is: (1) in dealing with uncertainties in environment-development systems; (2) scoping cumulative effect assessment; and (3) integrating societal response structure in environment impact assessment. Use of the method is illustrated in a case concerning the textile industry in Indore, India. Consequences of policy alternatives for cleanup and pollution abatement are predicted in terms of environmental quality and quality of life, using the simulation model. The consequence analysis is used to arrive at preferred policy options.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Government Post Graduate Narmada Coll., Hoshangabad (India)
  2. National Environmental Engineering Research Inst., Nagpur (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
566275
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; DECISION MAKING; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; FORECASTING; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY