Irrigation Water Pricing

Irrigation Water Pricing

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Much hope has been vested in pricing as a means of helping to regulate and rationalize water management, notably in the irrigation sector. The pricing of water has often been applied universally, using general and ideological policies, and not considering regional environmental and economic differences. Almost 15 years after the emphasis laid at the Dublin and Rio conferences on treating water as an economic good, a comprehensive review of how such policies have helped manage water resources an irrigation use is necessary. The case-studies presented here offer a reassessment of current policies by evaluating their objectives and constraints and often demonstrating their failure by not considering the regional context. They will therefore contribute to avoiding costly and misplaced reforms and help design water policies that are based on a deeper understanding of the factors which eventually dictate their effectiveness.... could pump (most commonly 50, 000 or 75, 000m3/year, and sometimes 100, 000m3/year after 1990; Fitch, 2001) but ... functioning properly (Fitch, 2001) and, although major replacement campaigns have been conducted, this problem isanbsp;...

Title:Irrigation Water Pricing
Author:François Molle, Jeremy Berkoff
Publisher:CABI - 2007-01-01


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