NeWater - Agro-Economic Model for Analyzing Policy Scenarios and Cost-Effectiveness of Policy Measures, Linking water and Agricultural Policy
Our research is integrated in work package WP 1.7 of the NeWater project, which aims to develop a conceptual framework for adaptive management to be applied to integrated water resources management. On this purpose, it investigates, with the involvement of stakeholders, different strategies that can be followed to make management regimes more responsive to changes. More specifically, this document contributes to task 1.7.6b, which comprises the development of an agro-economic model for analyzing policy scenarios, both agricultural policies and water policies as well as the cost-effectiveness of policy measures linking water and agricultural policies. This model has been applied to one specific case study: the Upper Guadiana river basin in the central plateau of Spain. Based on this first modelling structure, the subsequent research developments will permit a more elaborated analysis that will focus on the adaptive capacity of different policy options as well as on comparisons with other models developed under WP1.7.
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