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Incentivizing Beneficial Management Practice Adoption to Improve Groundwater Quality in Prince Edward Island: An Economic – Hydrologic Modelling Approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Weersink, Alfons J.
dc.contributor.author Bishop, Erin Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-06T15:46:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-06T15:46:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-05
dc.date.created 2015-04-10
dc.date.issued 2015-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8822
dc.description.abstract Nitrate, a residual of intensive potato farming systems and a diffused contaminant, has contributed to the degradation of groundwater and surface water quality in Prince Edward Island causing ecologically destructive eutrophication in estuaries and residential groundwater wells exceeding Health Canada’s drinking water standard. The economic–hydrologic optimization model estimates the groundwater nitrate leachate marginal abatement costs resulting from the adoption of non-traditional beneficial management practices within potato farming systems with spatial heterogeneity. Prospect potato variety adoption is cost-effective in nitrate leachate abatement with a marginal abatement cost of $47 per kg NO3--N. However, at greater nitrate abatement targets marginal abatement costs are heterogeneous between producers, which illuminate the value of tailoring incentive instruments to recognize heterogeneity. This research output supports holistic approaches to estimate nitrate leachate abatement targets by integrating economic and hydrogeological modelling to improve groundwater quality. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Water Network (CWN); Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN); Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
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dc.subject Economic – Hydrologic Modelling en_US
dc.subject Prince Edward Island en_US
dc.subject Nitrate Leachate Abatement en_US
dc.subject Beneficial Management Practice en_US
dc.subject Nitrate Leachate Marginal Abatement Cost en_US
dc.subject Groundwater Quality en_US
dc.title Incentivizing Beneficial Management Practice Adoption to Improve Groundwater Quality in Prince Edward Island: An Economic – Hydrologic Modelling Approach 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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