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Title:A framework of an optimal control theory to water resource management in borno state, nigeria
Author:Irefin, D.
Periodical:Annals of Borno
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
Subjects:water management
Abstract:The water resource pattern in Borno State, Nigeria, is basically in the form of underground water held in fairly large quantities in the Lake Chad Basin. Evidence of surface water is not very common. With improvement in the agricultural and other sectors of the economy, water demand has been on the increase. For effective economic development, control and management of this scarce resource is essential. Intertemporal allocation of groundwater can mitigate the shortage of agricultural products in Borno State and lead to rapid economic development. To this end, the author develops a simple optimal control model suited for a long-run path of groundwater extraction on which a government policy to prevent excessive and wasteful withdrawal of groundwater might be formulated. Bibliogr.