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Estimating Temporary Water Trading Impacts through Integrated Modelling

AM Zaman, HMM Malano, B Davidson, A Zerger (ed.), RM Argent (ed.)

MODSIM 2005: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION: ADVANCES AND APPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING | MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

Temporary water trading is an established and growing phenomenon in the Australian irrigation sector. The most established and active temporary water markets are located in northern Victoria and southern New South Wales. The impacts of such water transfers are expected to vary temporally and spatially. The aim of this paper is to specify a method to assess these impacts. Although water trading and its impacts have been discussed qualitatively in the literature; there are limited qualitative models available. In the past economists primarily modeled water trading without considering biophysical and systemic constraints. On the whole, these approaches overlook the important fact that the physi..

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