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Incentives and instruments for sustainable irrigation

Author: H Bjornlund
Publisher: Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press, ©2010.
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This book deals with the complex issue of promoting the development towards sustainable irrigation. It provides a comprehensive discussion of the importance of institutions and governance to guide  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Bjornlund
ISBN: 9781845644062 1845644069
OCLC Number: 401140333
Description: 216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Sustainable irrigation: Setting the scene Introduction; Sustainable irrigation in the context of this book; An outline of the book Chapter 2: Sustainable irrigation: A historical perspective Introduction; Examples of early irrigation systems/societies; Conclusions Chapter 3: Sustainable water projects: The task of economic instruments and supporting institutions Introduction; Institutional setting; Financial failures in public irrigation; Economic instruments; Institutions to improve cost recovery; Supporting institutions; Conclusion Chapter 4: Governance and the challenges of water and food security Introduction; Water security and irrigation; Governance and water security; Case study: Irrigation, water security, and governance; in the Murray-Darling Basin; Discussion and conclusions Chapter 5: A robust framework for the allocation of water in an ever-changing world Introduction; Outcomes, principles and concepts; Defining a robust allocation regime for a regulated river system; System bulk allocations; Individual interests; Water accounting; Interception; Allocation management; Facilitating adjustment in an ever-changing world; Managing environmental water; Concluding comment Chapter 6: Non-profit-maximising values and attitudes influencing irrigators' management response to new policy instruments Chapter 7: Towards more sustainable irrigation: Factors influencing allocation and entitlement prices and demand in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District of Australia Introduction; The study region and water trading background; Influences on allocation and entitlement prices; Influences on the elasticity of water demand and supply; Conclusion Chapter 8: Incorporating the environment into the market: The case of water trusts and environmental water transfers in the western United States Introduction; Institutional framework for environmental water transfers Chapter 9: Water options contracts to facilitate intersectoral trade Introduction; Potential for intersectoral trade in the Murrumbidgee Valley; The nature of options contracts and their applicability to water Markets; Methodology, data and results; Policy implications; Conclusions Chapter 10: Assessing alternative models for farmers' ability to pay for irrigation water Introduction; Background and conceptual framework; Case study from the Kyrgyz Republic; Conclusions Chapter 11: Energy prices, biofuels, and irrigated agriculture Introduction; Model of irrigation water demand; Impact of changing energy prices; Choice of irrigation and conveyance technology; Impact of changing energy prices on technology choice; Conclusion Chapter 12: Toward sustainable irrigation: Would subsidizing improve technologies result in water conservation in Alberta, Canada? Introduction; Policy and legislative framework; Irrigation in Alberta and Canada; Survey design and methods; Survey results; Subsidizing new technologies; Conclusions Chapter 13: Application of economic instruments, tradable licences and good governance for sustainable irrigation water conservation in South Africa Introduction; Some theoretical and practical considerations; Economic instruments for water conservation; Hydrological issues; Empirical results of water marketing studies; Equity with water allocation; Governance in water management; Separation of water and land rents; Conclusion Chapter 14: Sustainability of groundwater resources in India: Challenges and scope for economic instruments and policy Introduction; Overview of groundwater issues in India; Linkages between land, energy and water usage; Alternative economic instruments for Indian groundwater; Synthesis and conclusions
Responsibility: edited by H. Bjornlund.


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