AQUA (soon to be relaunched as AQUA – Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society)  is pleased to announce the next paper in its Editor’s Choice series. These papers, specially selected by the new Editors-in-Chief Prof. Shuming Liu and Dr Pernille Ingildsen, will be made Open Access to allow them to be accessed by the maximum number of readers. Papers are chosen which particularly highlight interesting or new aspects of the journal’s scope.

This paper was chosen by Prof. Shuming Liu, who says: 

Water provides value to almost everything, from human beings to other living creatures in the ecosystem, and from agriculture to other industries of our society. Hence reasonable water resource allocation is very challenging due to the various sectors and factors involved. The situation is even more complicated in water scarce areas and with transboundary rivers. This selected paper proposes a novel, stochastic game theory called weighted bankruptcy approach for water resource allocation in complex systems. It can assign priority to certain objectives of common interest so that water resource distribution can be conducted in a reasonable, strategic manner. The proposed approach can provide a solution for managing conflict and dispute over water resources allocation problems.

Read the #OpenAccess AQUA Editor's Choice Paper here: 

Transboundary water allocation in critical scarcity conditions: a stochastic bankruptcy approach

Shahmir Janjua and Ishtiaq Hassan

Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua (2020) 69 (3): 224-237.



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