Supporting Sustainable Development of Water Resources: A Social Welfare Maximization Game Model
AbstractWater can carry a boat but can also overturn it (human societal sustainable development). Governments faced aquatic ecosystem restoration and preservation challenges following the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This paper proposes a social welfare maximization game model to analyze the dominant strategy equilibrium of enterprise-1 and enterprise-2 based on welfare maximization under the total sewage emission control policy. Under the aforementioned control policy, a stricter total sewage emission control of an enterprise corresponds to a lower enterprise output and a higher output of a competing enterprise; that is, the profit transfer effect occurs. When the government implements a relatively strict total sewage emission control policy for an enterprise, it is beneficial to reduce the amount of sewage emission from an enterprise but has no impact on the amount of sewage emission from a competing enterprise; however, the amount of sewage reduction of both enterprises will increase. If the government does not provide capital and technical support to enterprise-2, then enterprise-1 and enterprise-2 should implement total quantity control policies with different rigor degrees to avoid the one-size-fits-all phenomenon. To maximize social welfare, the government should adjust the total sewage emission control policy in time according to sewage stock changes and focus more on enterprises with insufficient capital and poor technical skills and provide financial and technical support. View Full-Text
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Guo, M.; Jiang, Z.; Bu, Y.; Cheng, J. Supporting Sustainable Development of Water Resources: A Social Welfare Maximization Game Model. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2896.
Guo M, Jiang Z, Bu Y, Cheng J. Supporting Sustainable Development of Water Resources: A Social Welfare Maximization Game Model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(16):2896.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Mingjing; Jiang, Ziyu; Bu, Yan; Cheng, Jinhua. 2019. "Supporting Sustainable Development of Water Resources: A Social Welfare Maximization Game Model." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 16: 2896.
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