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Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues : basic theory

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Game theory provides useful insights into the way parties that share a scarce resource may plan their use of the resource under different situations. This review provides a brief and self-contained introduction to the theory of cooperative games. It can be used to get acquainted with the basics of cooperative games. Its goal is also to provide a basic introduction to this theory, in connection wi -

Cooperative game theory and its application to water resources

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

This paper reviews various applications of cooperative game theory (CGT) to issues of water resources. With an increase in the competition over various water resources, the incidents of disputes have been in the center of allocation agreements. The paper reviews the cases of various water uses, such as multi-objective water projects, irrigation, groundwater, hydropower, urban water supply, wastew -

A Descriptive Model to Analyze Asymmetric Multilateral Negotiations: Case of Caspian Sea Conflict

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

In multi-lateral negotiations, parties can use their power (political, military, economic, etc.) to affect the final outcome of the game. In these games which are usually asymmetric, due to uneven powers of the negotiators, players seek reaching their most preferable outcome for which they can gain support from the other players. Conventional conflict resolution methods do not consider the power -

State-of-the-Art Report on Systems Analysis Methods for Resolution of Conflicts in Water Resources Management

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Water is an important factor in conflicts among stakeholders at the local, regional, and even international level. Water conflicts have taken many forms, but they almost always arise from the fact that the freshwater resources of the world are not partitioned to match the political borders, nor are they evenly distributed in space and time. The watersheds of 261 major rivers are shared by two or -

Water in Conflict - The Dark Side of Natural Resources - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

Find interesting articles and documents about "water conflict" at this website.

As demand for water hits the limits of finite supply, potential conflicts are brewing between nations that share transboundary freshwater reserves. More than 50 countries on five continents might soon be caught up in water disputes unless they move quickly to establish agreements on how to share reservoir -


Posted By goopsgoops in Planning and Management

Availability of natural resources such as water, forests and land throughout the world has decreased over time (both in terms of quantity and quality) as a result of development and expansion of urbanization and agriculture. The inevitable consequences of increased demand for, and decreased supply (including deteriorating quality) of, various natural resources, especially water, is an increase i -

Incentive compatibility and conflict resolution in international river basins: A case study of the Nile Basin

Posted By Ryan13 in Planning and Management

Nation-states rarely go to war over water, but it is equally rare that water conflicts in an international river basin are resolved through cooperation among the riparian countries that use the shared resources. Gains from cooperation will mean little to individual riparians unless the required cooperative behaviors are incentive compatible. Cooperative game theory offers useful insights for asse -

Optimal water management and conflict resolution: The Middle East Water Project

Posted By kevinthemann in Planning and Management

In many situations, actual water markets will not allocate water resources optimally, largely because of the perceived social value of water. It is possible, however, to build optimizing models which, taking account of demand as well as supply considerations, can substitute for actual markets. Such models can assist the formation of water policies, taking into account user-supplied values and con -

Game theory and water resources

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Managing water resources systems usually involves conflicts. Behaviors of stakeholders, who might be willing to contribute to improvements and reach a win–win situation, sometimes result in worse conditions for all parties. Game theory can identify and interpret the behaviors of parties to water resource problems and describe how interactions of different parties who give priority to their own ob -