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000030842 041__ $$aEnglish
000030842 100__ $$aPodimata, M. V.
000030842 245__ $$aEvolution of Game Theory Application in Irrigation Systems
000030842 260__ $$c2015
000030842 300__ $$a271-281
000030842 520__ $$aAgriculture is the largest consumer of water. Since water demand for irrigational purposes is expected to rise and given the fact that freshwater is not an unlimited resource, conflicts about the use of water and allocation issues are becoming more intense. The present paper examines the potential for water conflict when water consumption for irrigation takes place. In order to contribute to the discussion on this issue, game theory is used as a platform that provides predictions about strategies of irrigation followed by stakeholders. Previously published research work on game theory applications analyzing agricultural water rights is reviewed. The paper also discusses the nature and characteristics of selected games. The goal of this article is to highlight the evolution of game theory application in irrigation and contribute to the discussion about resolving resource conflicts generated by irrigated agriculture. The results of this analysis may be appreciated by policy makers for creative problem solving about water use in the field of irrigation management.
000030842 653__ $$aAgriculture
000030842 653__ $$aIrrigation
000030842 653__ $$aWater Conflict
000030842 653__ $$aGame Theory
000030842 653__ $$aStrategy
000030842 653__ $$aWater Policy
000030842 700__ $$aYannopoulos, P. C.
000030842 773__ $$pAgriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia
000030842 773__ $$v4 
000030842 773__ $$ahttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aaspro.2015.03.031
000030842 8564_ $$uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210784315000947$$yExternal link (open access)
000030842 980__ $$aArticle