Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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