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The Effect of Climate Change on the Net Benefits of Tile Drainage Systems in Southern Ontario: A Spatial Stochastic Simulation

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dc.contributor.advisor Boecker, Andreas
dc.contributor.advisor Fox, Glenn
dc.contributor.author Sirrs, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-01T21:21:28Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-01T21:21:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2021-01
dc.date.created 2020-12-21
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/24081
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I explore the relationship between climate change and the benefit of drainage. I present primary interview data and a spatial stochastic drainage simulation model. I found the effect of drainage on yield is larger for corn than soybeans. The costs and benefits of drainage depend on the capacity of the system (measured by the drainage coefficient). I compare a commonly installed drainage coefficient (25.4 mm/day) to a drainage coefficient of 57.2 mm/day. For the climate change scenarios (in comparison to the base scenario), a drainage coefficient of 57.2 mm/day becomes relatively more preferable in to 25.4 mm/day. For the highest intensity of precipitation scenario, 57.2 mm/day resulted in a higher median present value of net benefits (pvnb). For the lowest intensity scenario, 25.4 mm/day resulted in a higher median pvnb. Since the intensity variable is a proxy for precipitation, further research is required for specific recommendations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship I am thankful to OMAFRA for providing the research funds necessary to complete this thesis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject drainage en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject tile drainage en_US
dc.subject drainage coefficient en_US
dc.subject damage control input en_US
dc.subject ontario en_US
dc.subject corn en_US
dc.subject soybean en_US
dc.subject yield en_US
dc.subject revenue en_US
dc.subject net benefit en_US
dc.subject excess water en_US
dc.subject drainage coefficient en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject cost en_US
dc.title The Effect of Climate Change on the Net Benefits of Tile Drainage Systems in Southern Ontario: A Spatial Stochastic Simulation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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