Title: Agent-based modelling of water price negotiation for domestic water management in deurbanisation society of Kanazawa City, Japan

Authors: Yan Ma; Zhenjiang Shen; Mitsuhiko Kawakami; Katsunori Suzuki; Ying Long

Addresses: School of Environment Design, Kanazawa University, Kakuma Machi, Kanazawa City, 920-1192, Japan ' School of Environment Design, Kanazawa University, Kakuma Machi, Kanazawa City, 920-1192, Japan ' School of Environment Design, Kanazawa University, Kakuma Machi, Kanazawa City, 920-1192, Japan ' Environment Preservation Center, Kanazawa University, Kakuma Machi, Kanazawa City, 920-1192, Japan ' School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing City, China

Abstract: To coordinate urban development with domestic water demand, this paper introduced an agent-based model of household water consumption simulation (HWCSim) to simulate the volume of household water consumption regulated by government total amount control. An important water price negotiation module is embedded in HWCSim model to determine the charge price of water resource during government total amount control. The simulation result shows that the volume of household water consumption could be basically regulated through government adjustment of water price according to the control threshold of regional water supply capacity.

Keywords: agent-based modelling; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; MAS; total amount control; household water consumption; willingness to pay; WTP; willingness to accept; WTA; bid price; ask price; policy attitudes; satisfaction; Japan; urban development; urban growth; domestic water demand; simulation; water resources; government price adjustment; regional water supply; supply capacity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSS.2013.052005

International Journal of Society Systems Science, 2013 Vol.5 No.1, pp.25 - 45

Available online: 09 Feb 2013 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article