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A Mixed Integer Linear Programming Evaluation Of Salinity And Waterlogging Control Options In The Murray-Darling Basin Of Australia

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  • Alaouze, Chris M.
  • Fitzpatrick, Campbell R.
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    Pollution of the River Murray by salt imposes costs on domestic and industrial users in Adelaide and to irrigators on the River Murray. Salt enters the Murray-Darling system through saline ground water aquifers and from irrigation and drainage of saline land. Irrigation and drainage generate benefits from improved agricultural productivity and impose costs through increased salt loads to the Murray-Darling system. The salinity of the River Murray can be reduced by pumping highly saline ground water into evaporation basins before it enters the River Murray. This paper presents a mixed integer linear programming model which is used to determine the mix of ground water interception schemes and land improvement schemes that minimises the net present value (over a time horizon of 30 years) of total Murray-Darling Basin costs due to salinity and waterlogging. By varying a target salinity level, the mix of works that yields various salinity targets in the River Murray at minimum cost is obtained. The sensitivity of the optimal solution to prescribed changes in costs and benefits of projects and to a longer planning horizon is examined.

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    Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 33 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 03 (December)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22996

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    Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use;

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    Cited by:
    1. Mallawaarachchi, Thilak & Hall, Nigel H. & Phillips, Brian, 1992. "Investment in Water Saving Technology on Horticultural Farms," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 60(02), August.
    2. Bennett, Jeffrey W., 2005. "Australasian environmental economics: contributions, conflicts and ‘cop-outs’," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 49(3), September.

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