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Effectiveness of Two Water Conservation Policies: An Integrated Modeling Approach

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  • Das, Biswa R.
  • Willis, David B.
  • Johnson, Jeffrey W.
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    Agriculture in the Texas High Plains depends entirely on the Ogallala Aquifer. Texas enacted water conservation legislation to address declining reserves in the aquifer. We developed an integrated regional water policy model that links a hydrology model with an economic optimization model to estimate policy impacts with respect to economic cost and water conservation. Testing the effectiveness of two policies, a groundwater extraction tax and extraction quotas, we observe that neither significantly inhibits groundwater use. Although both policies conserve similar amounts of groundwater, the regional cost of the tax policy to agriculture is more than the quota policy.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 04 (November)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:100523

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    Keywords: integrated regional water policy model; Texas High Plains; water conservation policy; hydrology model; economic optimization model; Ogallala Aquifer; tax policy; quota policy; Agribusiness; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Food Security and Poverty; Land Economics/Use; Political Economy; Q30; Q31; Q38;

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