saeed Motahari

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Faculty of Agriculture and Basic Sciences,
Islamic Azad University - Science and Research Branch



                               

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Environmental Management, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch

RESEARCH INTERESTS

ADVANCED GIS
EFQM
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSٍ
HSE
IDENTIFYING & ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
ISO 3 14001:2004
OHSAS 18001
RISK MANAGEMENT
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Scopus Publications

Scopus Publications

  • Modeling of water–energy-environment nexus by water evaluation and planning and long-range energy alternative planning models: A case study
    Nazanin Javadifard, Samira Khadivi, Saeed Motahari, and Maryam Farahani

    Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, ISSN: 19447442, eISSN: 19447450, Published: 1 March 2020 Wiley

  • Environmental risk assessment of tourist routes; the case of Dohezar Forest road, Iran
    Plant Archives, ISSN: 09725210, Pages: 78-86, Published: 2019

  • Comparing multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) tool and huff model to determine the most appropriate method for selecting mountain tourism sites
    Saeed Motahari, Jafar Nouri, Reza Arjmandi, Borhan Riazi, and Ali Asghar Aleshekh

    Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, ISSN: 15829596, eISSN: 18433707, Pages: 41-52, Published: January 2016 OAIMDD - EcoZone Publishing House
    Population growth and urbanization in Tehran have increased the citizens demand for spending their leisure time in the nature; and the mountains near Tehran have created such opportunity. However, tourism management is facing two challenges in this regard. The first challenge is to determine sites capable of tourism development, and the second challenge is to select the optimal site among the alternatives. Therefore, this study aims to find the most appropriate method for identifying and prioritizing mountain tourism sites. To achieve this, two stages were employed. In the first stage, according to the constraint criteria, potential sites for mountain tourism with three land-uses of skiing, mountaineering, and accommodation facilities were identified using geographical information system (GIS). In the second stage, according to different approaches and by employing three methods of analytic hierarchy process (AHP), technique for order preference by similarity ideal solution (TOPSIS) and Huff, potential sites were prioritized; and then, by comparing the results, the most appropriate method among them was selected. Findings show that the prioritizing results of TOPSIS and AHP methods are close. However, AHP has prioritized the sites based on the expert opinions while TOPSIS has not privileged expert opinions as much as AHP. Even so, ranking results of the Huff model were different from the other methods. Therefore, it can be stated that each of these methods can be appropriate based on decision-makers viewpoints. However, TOPSIS method was preferred because of its greater capability in differentiating between the sites.

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