Agent-based modelling of agricultural water abstraction in response to climate change and policies: In East Anglia, UK

T.H.A. Swinscoe, C. Knoeri, L. Fleskens, J. Barrett

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Abstract

Freshwater is a vital natural resource for multiple sectors. However, freshwater available for abstraction in the UK and in particular agricultural irrigation in East Anglia is becoming increasingly variable and uncertain due to climate and policy changes, and increase in demand. We present an Agent-Based Model (ABM) that has the capability to capture the complexity of this system as individual abstractors interact, learn and adapt to internal and external changes. The purpose of this model is to understand under which policy and climate change scenarios sustainable water resource management emerges from decisions and interactions of water abstraction licence holders. This poster will present the conceptual model and preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSocial Simulation Conference 2014, Barcelona, Spain -
Duration: 1 Sep 20145 Sep 2014

Conference

ConferenceSocial Simulation Conference 2014, Barcelona, Spain
Period1/09/145/09/14

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    Swinscoe, T. H. A., Knoeri, C., Fleskens, L., & Barrett, J. (2014). Agent-based modelling of agricultural water abstraction in response to climate change and policies: In East Anglia, UK. Abstract from Social Simulation Conference 2014, Barcelona, Spain, . https://edepot.wur.nl/326058