Holistic water resources-economic modeling

Ximing Cai, Mark W. Rosegrant, Daene C. McKinney, Claudia Ringler

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Abstract

Holistic modeling embeds water resources and economic sub-models into a single consistent framework and can present a simple approach for building truly integrated water resources and economic models. In addition to the integration of hydrologic-economic approaches, holistic modeling can help address combined environmental-economic issues. At the same time, holistic modeling faces a series of challenges related to data availability, model formulation, and solution approaches. The model formulation typically needs to integrate different temporal and spatial scales inherent to the disciplines integrated into the modeling framework. Moreover, the size and complexity of a holistic model often exceeds the capabilities of existing solution algorithms. This paper will discuss these challenges. A prototype integrated hydrologic-agronomic- economic model for a basin water allocation study is presented as an example of how various spatial and temporal scales can be integrated, and to demonstrate possible solution approaches to large and complex holistic modeling. Copyright ASCE 2004.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBridging the Gap
Subtitle of host publicationMeeting the World's Water and Environmental Resources Challenges - Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2001
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2001 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 20 2001May 24 2001

Publication series

NameBridging the Gap: Meeting the World's Water and Environmental Resources Challenges - Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2001
Volume111

Other

OtherWorld Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2001
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/20/015/24/01

Keywords

  • Algorithm
  • Economic modeling
  • Modeling scales
  • Optimization
  • Water resources modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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    Cai, X., Rosegrant, M. W., McKinney, D. C., & Ringler, C. (2004). Holistic water resources-economic modeling. In Bridging the Gap: Meeting the World's Water and Environmental Resources Challenges - Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2001 (Bridging the Gap: Meeting the World's Water and Environmental Resources Challenges - Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2001; Vol. 111). https://doi.org/10.1061/40569(2001)71