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
     
 

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

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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

Tables
Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Modeling Approaches to Water Management in Agriculture5
3Crop-Water Production Models19
4Water Management Issues at Field Level43
5Incentives and Institutions for Efficient Water Use and Pollution Reduction71
6Water Management Issues at Farm Level105
7Water Management Issues at Regional Level123
8Interregional Effects of Changes in Water Pricing and Allocation Policy147
9Discussion of the Model Results and Further Needs181
AppendixThe Seasonal Crop-Water Production Fortran Program Code and Data and Output Files189
Glossary221
Bibliography225
Index237

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