Groundwater management: Waiting for a drought

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Groundwater management : Waiting for a drought. / Amundsen, Eirik S.; Jensen, Frank.

In: Natural Resource Modeling, Vol. 32, No. 4, e12205, 2019.

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Amundsen, ES & Jensen, F 2019, 'Groundwater management: Waiting for a drought', Natural Resource Modeling, vol. 32, no. 4, e12205. https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12209

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Amundsen, E. S., & Jensen, F. (2019). Groundwater management: Waiting for a drought. Natural Resource Modeling, 32(4), [e12205]. https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12209

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Amundsen ES, Jensen F. Groundwater management: Waiting for a drought. Natural Resource Modeling. 2019;32(4). e12205. https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12209

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Amundsen, Eirik S. ; Jensen, Frank. / Groundwater management : Waiting for a drought. In: Natural Resource Modeling. 2019 ; Vol. 32, No. 4.

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abstract = "In this article we present a stylized model for optimal management of an unconfined groundwater resource when the threat of drought exists. The drought is modeled as a stochastic event that hits at an uncertain date and two benchmark management policies are investigated: (a) A policy of optimal dynamic management ignoring the threat of drought; and (b) an economically optimal policy that accounts for the threat of a drought. We show that the optimal predrought steady-state equilibrium stock size of groundwater under policy b is larger than that under policy (a) Furthermore, we show that an increase in the probability of a drought gives rise to two counteracting effects: One in the direction of a larger predrought steady-state equilibrium stock size (a recovery effect) and one in the direction of a lower predrought steady-state equilibrium stock (an extinction effect). We find that the recovery effect dominates the extinction effect. Recommendations for Resource Managers:. We analyze two groundwater extraction policies that can be used when a threat of drought exists: (a) Dynamic optimal management ignoring the threat of drought; and (b) dynamic optimal management taking the threat of drought into account. We show that the predrought steady-state equilibrium stock size of water should be larger under the policy (b) than under policy (a). This conclusion has three implications for resource managers: Current groundwater management should take future extraction possibilities into account. A resource manager ought to take the threat of drought into account in groundwater management. A buffer stock of water should be built-up before the drought to be drawn upon during the event.",
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