A Novel MCDM Method Based on Possibility Mean and Its Application to Water Resource Management Problem Under Bipolar Fuzzy Environment

Garai T., Biswas G., Santra U.

4th International Conference on Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (INFUS), Bornova, Turkey, 19 - 21 July 2022, vol.504, pp.405-412 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 504
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-09173-5_49
  • City: Bornova
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-412
  • Keywords: Multi-criteria decision making, Possibility mean, Bipolar fuzzy, Water resource management, VARIANCE, MODEL
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Bipolar fuzzy sets are an extension of a fuzzy set. In this paper, we have introduced a possibility mean of a bipolar fuzzy number. We have invented a ranking method of bipolar fuzzy numbers using the possibility mean. A novel multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach is proposed here. Finally, the proposed MCDM applied to a water resources management (WRM) problem in the Purulia district of West Bengal, India. The district is facing high water scarcity. People of this area are suffering from drinking water problems throughout the year. It goes more in the summer season. WRM is the potential technique to handle the drinking water problem in this area. We have applied the proposed MCDM to solve a drinking water problem in this district. The MCDM technique has the dynamic skill for developing this situation.