Irrigation and Drainage Systems

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 61–81 | Cite as

A simulation of water allocation policies in times of water shortage

  • M. A. Burton


The use of a simulation package to study the consequences of various water allocation policies during time of water shortage is described. The study shows that simulation can be a valuable aid to irrigation scheme managers in their decision making.

Key words

irrigation management simulation computer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Burton
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Irrigation StudiesUniversity of SouthamptonUK

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