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Economics of Integrated Watershed and Reservoir Management


  • Lee, Yoon
  • Yoon, Taeyeon
  • Shah, Farhed A.


A dynamic optimization framework is used to analyze integrated watershed management and suggest appropriate policies. Soil conservation, reservoir level sediment release, downstream water allocation and water quality are subject to control. Application of the model to the Aswan Dam watershed illustrates the need for international cooperation to manage shared watersheds.

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  • Lee, Yoon & Yoon, Taeyeon & Shah, Farhed A., 2009. "Economics of Integrated Watershed and Reservoir Management," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49478, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea09:49478

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    1. Matthew J. Kotchen & Michael R. Moore & Frank Lupi & Edward S. Rutherford, 2006. "Environmental Constraints on Hydropower: An Ex Post Benefit-Cost Analysis of Dam Relicensing in Michigan," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 82(3), pages 384-403.
    2. Edward B. Barbier, 1996. "The Economics of Soil Erosion: Theory, Methodology and Examples," EEPSEA Special and Technical Paper sp199601t2, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), revised Jan 1996.
    3. Dixon, J.A. & Talbot, L.M. & Le Moigne, G.J-M., 1989. "Dams And The Environment - Considerations In World Bank Projects," Papers 110, World Bank - Technical Papers.
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    Watershed management; Soil erosion; Reservoir sedimentation; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Q25; Q53;

    JEL classification:

    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling

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