The accompanying CD-ROM contains the following software: LINPRO. a linear programming optimization tool; FUZZYLINPRO, a program for the implementation of fuzzy linear programming optimization; EVOLPRO, for the implementation of evolutionary optimization; COMPRO, for the implementation of the deterministic multi-objective analysis tool of compromise programming; FUZZYCOMPRO, which implements fuzzy compromise programming, for multi-objective analysis under uncertainty; FUZZYCOMPROGDM, for the support of group decision making using fuzzy compromise programming under uncertainty; SUSTAINPRO, a package of four programs for the computation of fairness, risk, reversibility and consensus sustainability criteria; and VENSIM PLE (Developed by Ventana Systems) a system dynamics simulation tool.
The application of methodologies introduced in the book is supported through a set of computer programs contained on the accompanying CD-ROM. The state-of-the-art simulation software Vensim PLE (Personal Learning Edition) is enclosed for the implementation of system dynamics simulation. This program was developed by Ventana Systems, which has kindly given permission for its use in this context. The CD-ROM includes seven more original computer programs developed in the user-friendly Windows environment, for the illustration and implementation of the methods outlined in this book. They are:
Each program is presented in the same way on the CD-ROM, with:
Vensim PLE is accompanied by a short tutorial developed by Craig W. Kirkwood, of Arizona State University. I am grateful to the author for permission to provide it here. The other seven programs have very extensive help manuals, which are integrated into the Windows environment. These provide detailed instructions on program use, data preparation, data import and interpretation of the results.
This software component of the book is not intended as a commercial product. It has been developed to illustrate the application of the methodological approaches presented in the book, and to allow the solution of real water resources systems management problems. However, the responsibility for its appropriate use is in the hands of the user.
This web site will very soon provide access to all programs on the book CD-ROM. It will be used as a platform for improvement of programs and their upgrading.
This section of the web site will be used for collecting different applications that can be shared among the users of the book. Currently under development.