Do groundwater management plans work? Modelling the effectiveness of groundwater management scenarios
EK White, J Costelloe, TJ Peterson, AW Western, E Carrara
Hydrogeology Journal | Springer Verlag | Published : 2019
In contrast to management optimisation methods, which quantify decision variables to create plans, this study does not seek the “best” strategy. Instead, it simulates the sequential decision-making process implicit in environmental management, so that the effectiveness of management scenarios, when implemented as intended, can be evaluated. The purpose was to develop a methodology to quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness of groundwater management plans by simulating sequential management decisions that evolve based on aquifer/management feedback. A groundwater management scheme was structured as a system control loop to capture the aquifer/management feedback, and management decisions we..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
The authors acknowledge Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP130100958 and funding partners, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) for valuable contributions.