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dc.contributor.advisorHorbulyk, Theodore M.
dc.contributor.authorWiles, Brett William
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:33:02Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:33:02Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationWiles, B. W. (2005). The relative cost-effectiveness of policies to reduce nitrate contamination of groundwater from agricultural sources in southern Ontario (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/12728en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/42124
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 122-127en
dc.description.abstractThe pollution of groundwater as a result of intensive agriculture has become a major concern for rural areas. This thesis examines the relative cost-effectiveness of implementing a buy and lease policy and a nitrogen standard policy as a means of reducing nitrate concentration from agricultural sources at the Thornton production wells, located in the County of Oxford, Ontario. In order to find the minimum social cost of implementing these two policies, two models are developed, the buy and lease model and the nitrogen standard model. Both models involve a linear programming technique. After simulating each policy for the Thornton Well Field and applying the two models it is evident that the buy and lease policy is more cost-effective. The results also show how optimal implementation of each policy reflects the agricultural productivity of various fields along with physical parameters of the aquifer, such as time of travel and infiltration rates.
dc.format.extentxv, 230 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleThe relative cost-effectiveness of policies to reduce nitrate contamination of groundwater from agricultural sources in southern Ontario
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/12728
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1620 520492137


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.