Modeling Economic Management and Policy Issues of Water in Irrigated Agriculture / Edition 1

Modeling Economic Management and Policy Issues of Water in Irrigated Agriculture / Edition 1

by Ariel Dinar, John Letey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275950174

ISBN-13: 9780275950170

Pub. Date: 08/30/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This work presents models that characterize the relationships between quantity and quality of irrigation water application, and agricultural production and the environment. A comprehensive modeling approach addressing both the benefits of irrigation and the potential negative effects is introduced. Physical-biological concepts are combined with economic and

Overview

This work presents models that characterize the relationships between quantity and quality of irrigation water application, and agricultural production and the environment. A comprehensive modeling approach addressing both the benefits of irrigation and the potential negative effects is introduced. Physical-biological concepts are combined with economic and engineering principles to demonstrate the usefulness of the model for analyzing various water management and policy issues. Decision makers on all levels should find the modeling approach interesting and useful in the management issues from the farm to national levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275950170
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Modeling Approaches to Water Management in Agriculture

Crop-Water Production Models

Water Management Issues at Field Level

Incentives and Institutions for Efficient Water Use and Pollution Reduction

Water Management Issues at Farm Level

Water Management Issues at Regional Level

Inter-Regional Effects of Changes in Agricultural Water Pricing and Allocation Patterns

Discussion of the Model Results, and Further Needs

Summary

Appendix—Fortran Program Code

Glossary

References

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