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Agent based simulation of a small catchment water management in northern Thailand. Description of the CATCHSCAPE model

Becu, Nicolas; Perez, Pascal; Walker, Andrew; Barreteau, Olivier; Le Page, Christophe

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Due to mounting human pressure, stakeholders in northern Thailand are facing crucial natural resources management (NRM) issues. Among others, the impact of upstream irrigation management on downstream agricultural viability is a growing source of conflict, which often has both biophysical and social origins. As multiple rural stakeholders are involved, appropriate solutions should only emerge from negotiation. CATCHSCAPE is a Multi-Agent System (MAS) that enables us to simulate the whole...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBecu, Nicolas
dc.contributor.authorPerez, Pascal
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBarreteau, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorLe Page, Christophe
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:09:12Z
dc.identifier.issn0304-3800
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/86890
dc.description.abstractDue to mounting human pressure, stakeholders in northern Thailand are facing crucial natural resources management (NRM) issues. Among others, the impact of upstream irrigation management on downstream agricultural viability is a growing source of conflict, which often has both biophysical and social origins. As multiple rural stakeholders are involved, appropriate solutions should only emerge from negotiation. CATCHSCAPE is a Multi-Agent System (MAS) that enables us to simulate the whole catchment features as well as farmer's individual decisions. The biophysical modules simulate the hydrological system with its distributed water balance, irrigation scheme management and crop and vegetation dynamics. The social dynamics are described as a set of resource management processes (water, land, cash, labour force). Water management is described according to the actual different levels of control (individual, scheme and catchment). Moreover, the model's architecture is presented in a way that emphasises the transparency of the rules and methods implemented. Finally, one simulated scenario is described along with its main results, according to different viewpoints (economy, landscape, water management).
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceEcological Modelling
dc.subjectKeywords: agricultural practice; catchment; ecological modeling; hydrological modeling; irrigation; resource management; social impact; water management; Asia; Eurasia; Southeast Asia; Thailand Catchment; Integrated modelling; Multi-Agent System; Northern Thailand; Water management
dc.titleAgent based simulation of a small catchment water management in northern Thailand. Description of the CATCHSCAPE model
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume170
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor050209 - Natural Resource Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub15941
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBecu, Nicolas, CIRAD
local.contributor.affiliationPerez, Pascal, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWalker, Andrew, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBarreteau, Olivier, CEMAGREF
local.contributor.affiliationLe Page, Christophe, CIRAD
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2-3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage319
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage331
local.identifier.doi10.1016/S0304-3800(03)00236-9
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:18:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0346306323
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