Management of the irrigation system in oasis areas: Modeling by the game theory

Fatima ADDI, Fouad ELAME, Ouayl CHADLI
2018 Revue Marocaine des Sciences Agronomiques et Vétérinaires  
Conflicts over water resources arise mainly from disagreements over access and control over these resources. These conflicts are the result of an increasing demand of water resources and their endurance may cause violent reactions and environmental degradation. For several reasons, our analysis was based on game theory and more specifically on the prisoner's dilemma game, from one hand because game theory is the most appropriate tool to really describe the actors behavior, and on the other
more » ... the game of the prisoner's dilemma is perfectly applicable to the situations of overexploitation of the common resources insofar as it clearly shows the confrontation between the individual interest and the collective interest. Implying of the game theory based on the prisoner's dilemma has shown that farmers in the Tagant oasis have been able to manage water resources efficiently while avoiding all kinds of conflicts and quarrels. They were able to manage the exploitation of water resources through a local authority called Jmaa.
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