Economic implications of agricultural reuse of treated wastewater in Israel: A statewide long-term perspective
This study assesses the welfare effects of treated wastewater reuse in agriculture, applying a dynamic non-linear mathematical programming optimization model. It finds that irrigation with treated wastewater contributes 3.3 billion USD in terms of present value. Avoiding damages from treated wastewater irrigation is capped at 2.7 billion USD.
The study uses an Israeli version of the Multi-Year Water Allocation System (MYWAS) mathematical programming model to conduct statewide, long-term analyses of three topics associated with agricultural reuse of wastewater.