Journal Highlights

Modeling choices about stormwater investments

Editor’s Highlight—

 

This paper applies game theory to examine individual landowner investment in green infrastructure stormwater control investments. Because of location-dependent drainage effects, which landowners (and where) have a large effect on overall benefits and the cost effectiveness of alternative policies. The authors have developed a relatively small scale but easy-to-follow application. Too often, people present game theory applications at a general, abstract level, then move on to very large problems with many moving parts which makes it hard to understand and interpret results. This paper strikes a nice balance between transparency and realism in modeling. The authors have also tied analysis to very real and practical policy options. At the end, they discuss applying the approach to a larger scale, such as home owner associations which could be a promising direction for future research.