Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6167–6183, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6167-2017

Special issue: Assessing impacts and adaptation to global change in water...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6167–6183, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6167-2017

Research article 07 Dec 2017

Research article | 07 Dec 2017

Conserving the Ogallala Aquifer in southwestern Kansas: from the wells to people, a holistic coupled natural–human model

Joseph A. Aistrup et al.

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A system-level theoretical approach is developed which utilizes OpenMI methods to study the collective impacts of groundwater depletion in one of the world's most important regions for agricultural production (the congressional district with the highest historical cash value in the USA). Water policy is analyzed to forecast groundwater depletion across changes in human activity and climate, and the economic and societal impacts are provided to inform public policy and management.