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Decision support services in water management: multi-criteria decision analysis

Are you looking for the best option for a regulation practice or environmental planning? Is there a controversial planning situation to be solved?

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE offers services for applying decision analysis and valuation approaches in different management and decision-making contexts. The application areas include, for example, water regulation, river basin management planning, ecosystem service assessment as well as the environmental impact assessment.

We support environmental planning by providing systematic approaches for identifying and structuring the problem, estimating the impacts and cost-effectiveness of different measures and evaluating the overall applicability of the alternatives in terms of multiple criteria. We have applied Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in numerous participatory water resources management projects to support participatory planning with the aim of finding solutions that balance economic, social and ecological objectives and in this way promote wide acceptance of the solutions.


We offer the following services

  • Services for the structured evaluation of alternatives and the significance of impacts in environmental planning
  • Services for the evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and social acceptability of measures in water resources management projects
  • Courses on structured and multi-criteria decision analysis


Published 2020-05-28 at 16:07, updated 2020-05-28 at 16:07