WRRCTMR No.33 A Programming Approach to the Valuation of Water in Alternative Uses

dc.contributor.author Moncur, James E.T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-11T00:53:10Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-11T00:53:10Z
dc.date.issued 1972-02 en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem of evaluating water resources is approached in terms of value foregone due to a substantial extra-basin diversion. A model was constructed to optimize storage-release schedules at each of several parallel and serially-located units of a multiple reservoir system, producing firm and dump energy, irrigation and downstream water, and assimilation of biochemical oxygen demanding wastes. The model is based on the decomposition algorithm for linear programs, with dynamic programs at the subsystem level. A method of allowing individual serially-located subsystems (reaches) to "bid" for releases greater than indicated by the Master (linear) programs from upstream reaches is built into the model. Data for the Columbia and Snake Rivers were used to solve the model, first under "natural" water supply conditions, then under various assumed depletions. The difference between resulting optimal returns in the two cases is interpreted as the value foregone to a region due to a diversion of its water supplies. For the Columbia basin system, values estimated are $.95 and $4.75 per acre-foot, depending on how far upstream the diversion occurs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Water Resources Research Center and Department of Economics, Universith of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii en_US
dc.format.extent ii + 26 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Moncur JET. 1972. A programming approach to the valuation of water in alternative uses. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical memorandum report, 33. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2819
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC Technical Memorandum Reports en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 33 en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject evaluation en_US
dc.subject inter-basin diversion en_US
dc.subject mathematical programming en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical models. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water resources development -- Data processing. en_US
dc.title WRRCTMR No.33 A Programming Approach to the Valuation of Water in Alternative Uses en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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