Application of multi-criteria decision making and GIS for check dam layout in the Ilanlu basin, northwest of Hamadan Province, Iran

Ildoromi, Ali Reza and Sepehri, Mehdi and Malekinezhad, Hossein and Kiani-Harchegani, Mahboobeh and Ghahramani, Afshin and Hosseini, Seyed Zeynalabedin and Artimani, Mohammad Mehdi (2019) Application of multi-criteria decision making and GIS for check dam layout in the Ilanlu basin, northwest of Hamadan Province, Iran. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 114 (S1 - Article 102803). ISSN 1474-7065

Abstract

Monitoring and managing floods and sediments are considered major challenges in the sustainable management of watersheds. Hence, an effective layout of the hydraulic structures across channels is considered as a measure to overcome these two challenges. This study was carried out in the Illanlu catchment in the northwest of Hamadan Province, Iran. A set of effective indices were identified and developed using the Geographic Information System (GIS) and fuzzy logic to model optimal location of sites for construction of the check dams. Based on the ability to construct the check dams e.g. access road and environmental constraints, the map was classified from very high to very low construction ability. In the study area, 26% of the catchment area was located in the very high and high classes, predominantly in the upstream sub-catchments, 13% in the very low class, and 62% in moderate and low ability ranges. Finally, by using superimposing method and the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve the accuracy of developed spatial model estimated to be 70% and 73.5%, respectively.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 05:43
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 01:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: water harvesting, flood, sediment, fuzzy logic, soil erosion
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040608 Surfacewater Hydrology
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0499 Other Earth Sciences > 049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2019.10.002
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37609

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