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Water use and salinity in the Murray-Darling Basin: A state-contingent model

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  • David Adamson
  • Thilak Mallawaarachchi
  • John Quiggin

The supply of water for irrigation is subject to climatic and policy uncertainty. The object of the present paper is to show how the linear and non-linear programming models commonly used in modelling problems such as those arising in the Murray-Darling Basin may be adapted to incorporate a state-contingent representation of uncertainty. Estimates showing the potential value of improved water use are also derived. Copyright 2007 The Authors Journal compilation 2007 Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc. and Blackwell Publishing Ltd .

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

Volume (Year): 51 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
Pages: 263-281

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ajarec:v:51:y:2007:i:3:p:263-281
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