Decision Analytic Platform (DAP)
The Decision Analytic Platform relies on an a posteriori multi-objective decision-making approach to account for the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of the candidate portfolios. Specifically, the DAP will explicitly consider different quantitative indicators, identified with the participation of stakeholders and the policy makers to capture their point of view in the evaluation of the candidate portfolios. In contrast to a priori methods (e.g., Multi Attribute Value Theory) or monetization-based hydro-economic approaches (e.g., Cost-Benefit analysis), where the relative value of the different indicators is estimated/hypothesized a-priori, the adopted a-posteriori approach allows analysing incommensurable and conflicting objectives and exploring their trade-offs.
In particular, the analysis of multidimensional trade-offs will be based on advanced visual analytics tools to assist stakeholders and policy makers in exploring the multidimensional space of the formulated evaluation indicators and the associated water planning portfolios.