On conjunctive management of groundwater and rainwater
Hubert Stahn and
Post-Print from HAL
We consider groundwater managed by a sole owner and where a perfect substitute, rainwater harvesting, is physically connected with the primary water source. This generates a marginal opportunity cost of using rainwater, since harvested water does not infiltrate. We first discuss the conditions that lead to a switch toward rainwater harvesting, then look at long-term rainwater harvesting systems. Due to limited storage capacity, long-term use of rainwater is only possible in conjunction with groundwater. We show that this only arises if the price of water is higher than the full marginal cost of rainwater harvesting. We also provide comparative statics related to this configuration, especially concerning the long-term water table. These results are finally illustrated by numerical examples. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Groundwater management; Rainwater harvesting; Optimal control; Conjunctive use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal-amu.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01619915
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6) Track citations by RSS feed
Published in Resource and Energy Economics, 2017, 49, pp.186 - 200. ⟨10.1016/j.reseneeco.2017.05.002⟩
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
Journal Article: On conjunctive management of groundwater and rainwater (2017)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01619915
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Post-Print from HAL
Bibliographic data for series maintained by CCSD ().