Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3869
Title: Principles and suggestions for combining hydrology and economic models for dryland-salinity management
Contributor(s): Cacho, Oscar Jose (author)orcid ; Hean, Robyn (author); Greiner, Romy (author)
Publication Date: 2004
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3869
Abstract: Mitigation of, or adaptation to, dryland salinity will require large-scale changes in land and water use. Analysis of the problem requires the simultaneous observation of hydrological processes, which drive salinisation, and economic conditions, which influence the decisions of land managers. Given the long-term nature of the salinity problem, the time lags involved and the very large number of possible land-use combinations for a particular catchment, it is necessary to resort to modelling as a decision tool and for policy analysis . This paper presents suggestions for combining hydrology and economic models . A simple model of a catchment is developed and used to identify minimum data requirements. Questions regarding model design and implementation are raised and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches are discussed.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Dryland Salinity: Economic Issues at Farm, Catchment and Policy Levels, p. 55-69
Publisher: University of Western Australia
Place of Publication: Perth, WA, Australia
ISBN: 9781740521048
1740521048
Field of Research (FOR): 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/11411749?selectedversion=NBD25514197
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