Navigation Links
Relocation, relocation, relocation
Date:4/1/2009

As sea levels rise in the wake of climate change and semi-arid regions turn to desert, people living in those parts of the world are likely to be displaced. A mathematical approach to planned relocation reported in the International Journal of Mathematics and Operational Research.

Decision scientist Sajjad Zahir at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and colleagues Ruhul Sarker of the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia and Ziaul Al-Mahmud of Lethbridge Community Network, have devised a mathematical algorithm to address the problem of population relocation.

The team's multi-objective optimization approach will help governments decide what fraction of a population would need to be relocated and how many people could stay behind for effective adaptation to climate change.

The "multi-objective" nature of the calculation takes into account people's preferences, various costs, and planning priorities with the ultimate aim of ensuring that the issue of relocation is addressed fairly and is economically viable.

Although mitigation measures are vitally important for controlling greenhouse gas emissions, there are limitations to such efforts novel approaches to allow us to adapt successfully to the effects of climate change are now needed, the researchers say. They point out that large-scale cross-border migrations may not be a feasible solution to land loss because of the societal costs and the effects on labor. An influx of environmental refugees from the worst affected parts of the developing world is also likely to face opposition from the developed world, they add.

The team's decision analysis factors in the "value" of new opportunities, lost opportunities, transportation costs, adaptation costs and other variables. This allows them to balance the books in terms of how migration would affect a population.

"To make adaptation a success, part of the population must be prepared to adapt to new or different work opportunities and living conditions and others may have to be relocated in a planned way to new locations that require accepting different working and environmental conditions," the researchers conclude, "Our methodology lets us find the fraction of people who would be relocated and who would stay in an optimal manner."


'/>"/>

Contact: Sajjad Zahir
zahir@uleth.ca
Inderscience Publishers
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Cartus to Provide Relocation Services
2. Relocation plan of metastatic cancer cells uncovered by Stanford researchers
3. Volcano Corporation Announces the Relocation of Corporate Headquarters to San Diego
4. China Biologic Products Announces Approval for the Relocation of Fang Cheng Plasma Collection Station and for the Procurement of Excess Clinical Plasma
5. Eclipsys Announces Relocation of Corporate Headquarters to Atlanta, GA
6. Acupuncturists Relocation Tightens Relationship With Fertility Clinic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Kingdom Mandate for Kingdom Builders”: a call to walk as citizens of the ... creation of published author, John F. McGeorge, Jr. Dr. John F. McGeorge Jr., ... He spent three decades training pastors and Christian leaders. He also met his ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Case #10-5411 Veterans ... Medical Center. “Case #10-5411 Veterans Administration” is the creation of published author, ... In June 1990, Carol Mulhem started work at the Coatesville VAMC as a ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... The award-winning producers of the Innovations ... Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), slated to air nationwide, fourth quarter 2017. ... a non-profit, international organization dedicated to professional excellence for the protection of consumers ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... CARF ... three years for its residential drug and alcohol detox program. This accreditation decision ... and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. , Behavioral health ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 17, 2017 , ... ... safety and security solutions for healthcare, hospitality and education, is celebrating its 30th ... Jonas whose career had begun at manufacturing companies Square D, Allis Chalmers and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/17/2017)... LOS ANGELES , Aug. 17, 2017 ... by CBMJ – Canna Broadcast Media, today reveals its leading ... that Isodiol International Inc., a global cannabis innovator specializing in ... platinum sponsor of the conference. MassRoots, Rambridge™ and The Green ... Signal Bay Inc. and Namaste Vapes™ as silver sponsors. ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... 17, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), ... health and big data solutions, announced today that ... and non-U.S. investors for the sale of shares ... the Company,s newly designated Series B Convertible Preferred ... expects to conduct a closing with respect to ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... 2017 Bio-Ess Laboratories, LLC Chief Science Officer, Dr. Adam ... new data on Cell-Ess® Universal Titer Boost at the 9 ... August 21-25.  The Bioprocessing Summit convenes more than 1,000 international ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: