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Ecological, Environmental and Hydrological Integrity in Sustainable Water Resource Management for River Basins

Abstract This dissertation presents a new methodology for the sustainable and optimal allocation of water for a river basin management area that maximizes sustainable net economic benefit over the long-term planning horizon. The model distinguishes between short and long-term planning horizons and goals using a short-term modeling component (STM) and a long term modeling component (LTM) respectively. An STM optimizes a monthly allocation schedule on an annual basis in terms of maximum net economic benefit. A cost of depletion based upon Hotelling’s exhaustible resource theory is included in the STM net benefit calculation to address the non-use value of groundwater. An LTM consists of an STM for every year of the long-term planning horizon. Net econ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Oxley, Robert Louis (Author) / Mays, Larry (Advisor) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Johnson, Paul (Committee member) / Murray, Alan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Water resources management / Sustainability / flow regime / river basin / sustainability / water management
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 339 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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