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

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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.

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Presents an interdisciplinary approach to problems of irrigation with low-quality water and the management of irrigation and drainage. After an analysis of basic relationships between water, soil, and plants, chapters progress to analysis of irrigation of a single field at the farm unit, regional, and interregional levels, addressing concerns of plant biology, soil physics, and hydrology, as well as policy. Discusses modeling approaches to irrigation management, and the options open to farmers who irrigate with low-quality water. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275950170
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

ARIEL DINAR is a Water Resource Economist with the World Bank.

JOHN LETEY is Professor of Soil Physics in the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

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Table of Contents

Tables
Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Modeling Approaches to Water Management in Agriculture 5
3 Crop-Water Production Models 19
4 Water Management Issues at Field Level 43
5 Incentives and Institutions for Efficient Water Use and Pollution Reduction 71
6 Water Management Issues at Farm Level 105
7 Water Management Issues at Regional Level 123
8 Interregional Effects of Changes in Water Pricing and Allocation Policy 147
9 Discussion of the Model Results and Further Needs 181
Appendix The Seasonal Crop-Water Production Fortran Program Code and Data and Output Files 189
Glossary 221
Bibliography 225
Index 237
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