An operational model for utilizing water resources of varying qualities in an agricultural enterprise

Jack Brimberg, Gideon Oron, Abraham Mehrez

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    6 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    The work considers the problem of determining an optimal operational plan in order to maximize the profits of an agricultural enterprise. A decision model is formulated considering a set of potential crops for planting on an available area of land, two sources of water supply of different qualities and limited capacities, and a production function for each crop using water quantity and quality as the input factors. A unique feature of the model concerns the nature of the production function, which measures the profit margin of a crop not only in terms of its yield, but also the quality of the products. The model was developed to assist local decision-makers in the Negev Desert (Israel) for the purpose of soliciting a preferred policy for water sources development. The developed model may be applicable for other regions with similar water shortage problems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-77
    Number of pages11
    JournalGeography Research Forum
    Volume1997
    Issue number17
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Earth-Surface Processes

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'An operational model for utilizing water resources of varying qualities in an agricultural enterprise'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this