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1st Edition

Economics of Water Management in Agriculture

ISBN 9781482238396
Published August 26, 2014 by CRC Press
370 Pages 16 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approaches and original and relevant cases with a focus on irrigated European agriculture. The topics analyzed include qualitative and quantitative issues, water markets, demand analysis, economic analysis, implementation of economic issues.

Table of Contents

Economic Analysis of Reducing Diffuse Nutrient Discharge into Water Bodies
The Closure of the Guadalquivir River Basin: A DPSIR Framework Approach
Water Trading with Multiple Water Sources: a Case Study in the Reno Basin, Italy
Estimating an Average Dairy Farm’s Demand for Water in New Zealand
Economics of Rainfed and Irrigated Potato Production in a Humid Environment
Sustainable Development of Existing Irrigation Dams towards Energy Production. A Case Study in an Agricultural Area in Greece
The Disproportionality Principle in the WFD: How to Actually Apply it?
Irrigation Water Resource: Economic Evaluation and Scenario Analysis in a Rice-cultivated Area
Price Volatility and Water Demand in Agriculture. A Case Study of the Guadalquivir River Basin (Spain)
Understanding Equity and Equality in Sustainable Irrigation Water Management
Incentive Pricing Mechanisms for Irrigation Water under Asymmetric Information
Water Management and Institutional Adaptation Strategies in the Irrigation Sector: Two Experiences in Emilia-Romagna
A Spatial Econometric Approach to Assess the Impact of RDPs Agri-environmental Measures on the Gross Nitrogen Balance: The Case Study of Emilia-Romagna
Setting Up Young Farmers" RDP Measure Impacts in Greek Irrigated Agriculture

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Bournaris, Thomas; Berbel, Julio; Manos, Basil; Viaggi, Davide