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How low should we go? : water-scarcity patterns under different levela of decentralization in water allocation : an agent-based approach

Sterrenburg, E. (2010) How low should we go? : water-scarcity patterns under different levela of decentralization in water allocation : an agent-based approach.

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Abstract:This thesis addresses the interdependencies between water use and water availability and describes a model that has been developed to increase insight in the potential effects of different decentralization regimes in water allocation management with regard to the spatial and temporal distribution of water availability and agricultural water use in a semi-arid river basin. Relevant processes include physical processes such as hydrological processes, water user responses to variations and changes in water availability and social processes between water users and water managers. The results are relevant for research on relevant initial condition, context factors and design principles for participative river basin management. Water demand, water allocation management and water availability are strongly related in semi-arid environments, where the irrigation sector is responsible for a large part of consumptive water use. Variations in water abstractions for irrigation depend on irrigated area and irrigation requirements per hectare.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59726
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