Economic Analysis of Groundwater Management for Agriculture and Environment

Lan Le

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Globally, groundwater has been depleting at an alarming rate due to over-extraction by agriculture and to reduced rainfall. This is accelerating the degradation of many valuable groundwater-dependent ecosystems. To limit negative environmental impacts, water management authorities are trying to reduce water allocations to irrigators, thereby imposing extra costs on them. As a result, water restriction plans meet with opposition, which delay their implementation. By providing a comprehensive economic analysis of alternative groundwater management strategies , this thesis aims to identify a way forward that minimizes political opposition and reduces the economic burden to agricultural users, while satisfying environmental water requirements.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Schilizzi, Steven, Supervisor
  • Iftekhar, Sayed, Supervisor
  • Fogarty, James, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date14 Mar 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021


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