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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2017-107
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13 Mar 2017
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Status: this discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). The manuscript was not accepted for further review after discussion.

Socio-hydrology from the bottom up: A template for agent-based modeling in irrigation systems

Dimitrios Bouziotas and Maurits Ertsen

Abstract. Based on a review of key concepts in agent-based modeling for irrigation systems and coupled human-water systems in general, this study presents a proof of concept of an agent-based model based on the existing Irrigation Management Game. After the modeling philosophy and main characteristics are outlined, a number of pilot applications are presented and evaluated. Following the evaluation of the results, future steps that could be incorporated in the model are discussed. The proposed template offers a bottom-up approach to socio-hydrological modelling design, as individual agent behavior explicitly co-shapes the response of the water system, which allows the discovery of emergent dynamics and the conditions under which these are produced. The concepts explained and modeled at a proof-of-concept level in this work serve as a call to the socio-hydrological community to expand its modeling efforts to the agent level.

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Dimitrios Bouziotas and Maurits Ertsen
 
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Dimitrios Bouziotas and Maurits Ertsen
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Based on a review of key concepts in agent-based modeling, this study presents a proof of concept of an agent-based model based on the existing real setting of the Irrigation Management Game. The proposed template offers a bottom-up approach to socio-hydrological modeling design, as individual agent behavior explicitly co-shapes the response of the whole system, thus allowing the discovery of emergent dynamics and the exploration of suitable cooperation strategies in irrigation networks.