By Syed Muhammad Ali Abbas, Shah Jamal Alam, Bruce Edmonds (auth.), Bogumił Kamiński, Grzegorz Koloch (eds.)
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These criteria are oﬀered as an initial heuristic framework to consider and develop as a work-in-progress, not as a ﬁnalized set of ﬁxed criteria. Acknowledgements. Funding for this study was provided by the Center for Social Complexity of George Mason University and by ONR MURI grant no. N00014-08-1-0921. Thanks to members of the Mason-Yale Joint Project on Eastern Africa (MURI Team) for discussions and comments, and to Joseph Harrison for converting the earlier LaTeX article into LNCS style. The opinions, ﬁndings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this work are those of the author and do not necessarily reﬂect the views of the sponsors.
Figure 4 shows simulation results of the satisficing model that best fit5 empirical data (figure 2 and 3). The amount of extracted water is similar to empirical observations with extractions just before 1990 of about 600 Mm3; a subsequent drop to 200 Mm3 followed by an increase of extractions up to 400 Mm3. Simulation results show mainly three irrigated types of crops: vineyards, traditional cereals and high yield cereals. Those crops belong to the most irrigated ones empirically observed as well.
Source: adapted from ) 4 Model Comparison The satisficing model performs significantly better than the utility-based model: it manages to cover the drop and re-rise in irrigated area and water extracted; and the areas of irrigated crops are approximated more closely, especially in the phase of fast changing regulations after 1985.
Advances in Social Simulation: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association by Syed Muhammad Ali Abbas, Shah Jamal Alam, Bruce Edmonds (auth.), Bogumił Kamiński, Grzegorz Koloch (eds.)