Ecological versus Economic Objectives: A Public Decision Making Problem in Agricultural Water Management

The planning of a new inĀ·igated area is a complex problem where a multiplicity of very different criteria (economic, ecological, social, etc.) have to be taken into account. A lexicographic goal programming model capable of handling this multiplicity is formulated. The methodology is applied to the planning of the irrigated lands of the village of Tauste in Arag6n (Spain). An important result generated by the model is the conflict between economic criteria and environmental effects such as "saltload," which affects the water quality in the basin. This matter is thoroughly analysed by determining the transformation curve between "salt-load" and the investment outlay in the irrigation systems discussed.


Issue Date:
1992
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/197868
Page range:
135-143
Total Pages:
9




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