Irrigation Water Pricing

Irrigation Water Pricing

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This book contains 14 separately authored chapters on the pricing of irrigation water. The chapters are entitled: (1) Water pricing in irrigation: the lifetime of an idea; (2) Water pricing in irrigation: mapping the debate in the light of experience; (3) Why is agricultural water demand unresponsive at low price ranges; (4) Get the prices right: a model of water prices and irrigation efficiency in Maharashtra, India; (5) Thailand's free water: rationale for a water charge and policy shifts; (6) Water rights and water fees in rural Tanzania; (7) Who will pay for water? The Vietnamese State's dilemma of decentralization of water management in the Red River Delta; (8) Water pricing in Haryana, India; (9) The energy-irrigation nexus in South Asia: groundwater conservation and power sector viability; (10) Wells and canals in Jordan: can pricing policies regulate irrigation water use; (11) Water pricing in Tadla, Morocco; (12) Water pricing policies and recent reforms in China: the conflict between conservation and other policy goals; (13) Water pricing and irrigation: a review of the European experience; and (14) Policy-driven determinants of irrigation development and environmental sustainability: a case study in Spain.Four preconditions seem both important and feasible: a—‹ Separating agricultural and nonagricultural power supply. ... This would ensure that industrial users in the rural areas who need uninterrupted 3-phase power supply and domestic users remain unaffected ... Instead, governments should tell the power utility the amount of power subsidy it can make available at the start of each year; and the poweranbsp;...

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

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