Hydro-economic optimisation proposal based on an optimised resource allocation model: a case study of the Peruvian agro-industrial company San Jacinto
by Jhosep Jhonatan Ochoa Gamarra; Javier Paredes-Arquiola; Lia Ramos Fernandez
International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology (IJHST), Vol. 15, No. 4, 2023

Abstract: Water and arable land are scarce resources; therefore, it is necessary to optimise their use to increase economic returns and reduce environmental impacts, which becomes more demanding with the world population growth. This paper, proposes a methodology for hydro-economic optimisation in water resources systems through a management model, developed in decision support systems AQUATOOL, with economic estimates of agricultural productivity. This methodology seeks to optimise the rational use of water to obtain maximum economic returns. Therefore, a Peruvian sugar company was employed as a validation case study. This company was in a stage of crop diversification and needed to plan, execute and optimise its production area and crop location; and was able to achieve a reduction of 16.81 hm3 in annual average water deficit an increased annual economic returns by 74.98 million dollars.

Online publication date: Thu, 01-Jun-2023

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