Economics of Water Resources The Contributions of Dan Yaron / Edition 1

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The primary focus of the book is the interaction between quantity and quality in water resource management at various levels and sectors. The chapters cover field, farm, and regional-level water allocation issues, as well as international aspects of water sharing. The book demonstrates the use of economic approaches such as linear and non-linear programming, dynamic programming, optimal control, uncertainty, and cooperative and non-cooperative game theory.

Good work doesn't perish. The contributions of Dan Yaron summarized in this book represent four decades of analytical and policy work that is as relevant today as it has ever been. Economics of Water Resources: The Contributions of Dan Yaron will interest all students and professionals involved in water resource allocation, water quality aspects, irrigated agriculture, pollution-abatement programs, and in the interaction between irrigated agriculture, environment, and the urban sector. The book is recommended text for graduate courses in economics of water resources.

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Editorial Reviews

Between an introduction and conclusion, 13 reprinted articles by Israeli agricultural economist Yaron (1922-99) represent the array of issues he addressed concerning water economics. Most are co-written with others. Among the topics are an overview of the Israel water economy, a model for the economic evaluation of water quality in irrigation, the value of information on the response function of crops to soil salinity, evaluating cooperative game theory in water resources, and an approach to the problem of water allocation to Israel and the Palestinian entity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"This book should be read and used by environmental economists, water and environmental managers, planners, policy makers and academics. This publication is not just relevant to Israel but to professionals dealing with economic evaluation of water quality in arid regions."
(The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, November 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792376927
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Series: Natural Resource Management and Policy Series , #24
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Acknowledgments. Preface.
1. Dan Yaron: The Person, His Work and His Legacy; A. Dinar, D. Zilberman.
2. The Israel Water Economy: An Overview; D. Yaron.
3. Empirical Analysis of the Demand for Water by Israeli Agriculture; D. Yaron.
4. Wheat Response to Soil Moisture and the Optimal Irrigation Policy under Conditions of Unstable Rainfall; D. Yaron, et al.
5. A Model for the Economic Evaluation of Water Quality in Irrigation; D. Yaron, E. Bresler.
6. Application of Dynamic Programming in Markov Chains to the Evaluation of Water Quality in Irrigation; D. Yaron, A. Olian.
7. A Model for Optimal Irrigation Scheduling with Saline Water; D. Yaron, et al.
8. Optimal Allocation of Farm Irrigation Water during Peak Seasons; D. Yaron, A. Dinar.
9. The Value of Information on the Response Function of Crops to Soil Salinity; E. Feinerman, D. Yaron.
10. A Model for the Analysis of Seasonal Aspects of Water Quality Control; D. Yaron.
11. Treatment Optimization of Municipal Wastewater and Reuse for Regional Irrigation; A. Dinar, D. Yaron.
12. Evaluating Cooperative Game Theory in Water Resources; A. Dinar, et al.
13. Adoption and Abandonment of Irrigation Technologies; A. Dinar, D. Yaron.
14. An Approach to the Problem of Water Allocation to Israel and the Palestinian Entity; D. Yaron.
15. Placing Dan Yaron's Work in the Literature; D. Zilberman, A. Dinar.
Appendix: Dan Yaron's Graduate Students.

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