Simulating Negotiations over Limited Water Resources: A Multi-Agent System Approach for Irrigation Systems

Sustainable development consists of the management and rational use of renewable resources (Guesnier, 2010). Water is one of the most important renewable resources requiring sustainable management. In arid and semiarid areas, which currently cover more than 30% of the world, an increasing demand for water impacts the already limited and inconsistent supply used by farmers in the agricultural sector.