Multi-criteria modelling of irrigation water market at basin level: A Spanish case study

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Year Published: 2006
Month Published: AUG 16
Author: Gomez-Limon, JA ; Martinez, Y
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This paper develops a multi-criteria methodology to simulate irrigation water markets at basin level. For this purpose it is assumed that irrigators try to optimise personal multi-attribute utility functions via their productive decision making process (crop mix), subject to a set of constraints based upon the structural features of their farms. In this sense, farmers with homogeneous behaviour regarding water use have been grouped, such groups being established as ``types{''} to be considered in the whole water market simulation model. This model calculates the market equilibrium through a solution that maximises aggregate welfare, which is quantified as the sum of the multi-attribute utilities reached by each of the participating agents. This methodology has been empirically applied for the Duero Basin (Northern Spain), finding that the implementation of this economic institution would increase economic efficiency and agricultural labour demand, particularly during droughts. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Pages: 313-336
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Volume: 173
Number: 1
Journal: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
Journal ISO: Eur. J. Oper. Res.
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Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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ISSN: 0377-2217
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2004.12.009
Keywords:

multi-criteria analysis; water markets; multi-attribute utility theory; agriculture; Duero Valley (Spain)

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