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Cost-benefits optimization model for identifying water conservation projects


An optimization model (i.e., decision support model) identifies the set of water conservation projects that will deliver the greatest progress towards restoring natural flow regimes for a given budget (the “biggest bang for the buck”). The locations of potential investments in our model corresponds to each of the existing water permit locations in the basin; at each location, the potential projects that might be completed will include all feasible water conservation strategies (e.g., both voluntary incentive-based programs and water rights acquisition).


Author :
Thomas Neeson

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Full formulation of the network model.pdf 3.07 MB application/pdf
LINGO code for network optimization model.pdf 33.35 KB application/pdf


  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • South Central CASC


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