Optimal Allocation of Farm Irrigation Water During Peak Seasons

  • Dan Yaron
  • Ariel Dinar
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 24)


Allocation of irrigation water to competing crops or to different plots of the same crop is an important issue when water is scarce. This is especially true during peak seasons of demand for irrigation water. Water allocation among competing farm uses has been treated in numerous linear programming studies (Yaron). However the early linear programming (LP) studies have incorporated crop response functions to irrigation and soil moisture only indirectly, usually without rigorous analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Yaron
    • 1
  • Ariel Dinar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.The Israeli Ministry of AgricultureRehovotIsrael

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