Modelling Water Trade in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin
AbstractReleased in November 2004, the paper uses TERM-Water, a bottoms-up regional CGE model of the Australian economy, to examine the regional effects of expanding trade of irrigation water in the southern Murray- Darling Basin. The study finds that water trading dampens the impact of water allocation cuts on gross regional product (GRP). The benefits of introducing trading within irrigation districts are greater than the further benefits of expanding trade to between these regions. Permitting trade of seasonal allocations allows irrigators to reallocate water in reaction to climatic conditions and water availability - and it is this flexibility that enables GRP reductions to be minimised.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by EconWPA in its series Urban/Regional with number 0506007.
Length: 95 pages
Date of creation: 06 Jun 2005
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southern murray-darling basin; CGE model; irrigation water; water allocation; water trade;
Other versions of this item:
- Peterson, Deborah C. & Dwyer, Gavan & Appels, David & Fry, Jane, 2004. "Modelling Water Trade in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin," Staff Working Papers 31925, Productivity Commission.
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- NEP-AGR-2005-06-14 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2005-06-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2005-06-14 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-INT-2005-06-14 (International Trade)
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