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Modelling Water Use in Thailand

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  • Piyanuch, Wuttisorn
  • MacAulay, T. Gordon
  • Batterham, Robert L.

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In this paper a model is proposed for analysing alternative policies that might be used in allocating water in Thailand. The model used is an integration of farm linear programming models with a spatial equilibrium model, using the so-called price-linked farm and spatial model (Batterham and MacAulay, 1994). A method of linking spatial equilibrium models and linear programming representations of farm models via the demand side as opposed to the supply side is outlined in this paper. A case study is made of the Chao Phraya Delta, an area that is progressively challenged by competing claims for water use and which needs to better allocate water resources.

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  • Piyanuch, Wuttisorn & MacAulay, T. Gordon & Batterham, Robert L., 2003. "Modelling Water Use in Thailand," 2003 Conference (47th), February 12-14, 2003, Fremantle, Australia 58272, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
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    1. Randall, Alan, 1981. "Property Entitlements And Pricing Policies For A Maturing Water Economy," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 25(03), December.
    2. Molle, F. & Chompadist, C. & Srijantr, T. & Keawkulaya, J., 2001. "Dry-season water allocation and management in the Chao Phraya Delta," IWMI Books, Reports H028660, International Water Management Institute.
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