A Geospatial Analysis on Benefits of Water Portfolio in Agriculture
Authors: Monobina Mukherjee
This paper analyses the benefits to irrigated agriculture from having access to multiple water supply sources i.e. a water portfolio. This study uses a rich dataset on approximately 2000 agricultural parcels in California obtained with an extensive use of GIS tools. A spatial statistical model is used for conducting a geospatial analysis to investigate the extent growers’ benefit from having access to multiple sources of water (i.e., a water portfolio)as an adaptation strategy to climate change.