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Dynamics of agricultural groundwater extraction


  • Hellegers, Petra
  • Zilberman, David
  • van Ierland, Ekko


Agricultural shallow groundwater extraction can result in desiccation of neighbouring nature reserves and degradation of groundwater quality in the Netherlands, whereas both externalities are often not considered when agricultural groundwater extraction patterns are being determined. A model is developed to study socially optimal agricultural shallow groundwater extraction patterns. It shows the importance of stock size to slow down changes in groundwater quality.
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  • Hellegers, Petra & Zilberman, David & van Ierland, Ekko, 2001. "Dynamics of agricultural groundwater extraction," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 303-311, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:37:y:2001:i:2:p:303-311

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