Groundwater Policy Research: Collaboration with Groundwater Conservation Districts in Texas

The unique nature of the Ogallala Aquifer presents interesting and confounding problems for water policymakers who are coping with changing groundwater rules in Texas. The purpose of this article is to link previous efforts in water policy research for the Ogallala Aquifer in Texas with current collaborations that are ongoing with regional water planners. A chronological progression of economic water modeling efforts for the region is reviewed. The results of two recent collaborative studies are presented that provide estimates of impacts of alternative policies on groundwater saturated thickness, water use, net farm income, and regional economic activities.


Issue Date:
2011-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/117941
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 43, Number 3
Page range:
345-356
Total Pages:
12
JEL Codes:
Q30; Q32; Q38




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