An Economic, Hydrologic, and Environmental Assessment of Water Management Alternative Plans for the South Central Texas Region Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractRegional water scarcity has motivated the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group to actively develop water management plans to address long-/short-term regional water needs. This study, therefore, develops an integrated Edwards Aquifer groundwater and river system simulation model to determine the best choice of regional water management plans using mixed-integer linear programming. The economic, hydrologic, and environmental consequences of the best choice of regional and other water management plans and options are evaluated and compared. Results indicate a tradeoff between the economic and environmental benefits. A slight decrease in economic benefit results in a substantial increase in environmental benefit.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

author list (cited authors)

  • Gillig, D., McCarl, B. A., & Boadu, F.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Gillig, Dhazn||McCarl, Bruce A||Boadu, Frederick

publication date

  • April 2001