Capacity sharing enhances efficiency in water markets involving storage

Chi H. Truong*, Ross G. Drynan

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Abstract

Due to the asymmetric information problem, inter-temporal water allocation efficiency requires a water allocation institution that allows water right holders to store their allocated water. Capacity sharing has been recommended, but the problem of internal spillage that may arise in a capacity sharing system causes concerns for the implementation of such institutions. In this paper, the optimality of water allocation within a capacity sharing system in presence of a spot water market is studied. We show that in the presence of a spot water market with zero transaction cost, an appropriately designed capacity sharing system will result in optimal water allocation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
JournalAgricultural Water Management
Volume122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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