A theoretical analysis of economic incentive policies encouraging agricultural water conservation.

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Year Published: 2003
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Author: Huffaker, R. ; Whittlesey, N.
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A conceptual model of a representative irrigated farm in the USA is formulated. It aims to study farm responses to two economic policies commonly suggested to encourage agricultural water conservation, and to characterize the hydrological and economic circumstances in which these responses provide the desired conservation. The economic policies studied are to increase the irrigator's cost of applied water and to subsidize the irrigator's cost of investing in improved on-farm irrigation efficiency. Comparative statics results demonstrate that increasing the cost of applied water may be a more effectual water conservation policy than subsidizing the cost of improved on-farm irrigation efficiency.

Pages: 37 - 53
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Volume: 19
Number: 1
Journal: International Journal of Water Resources Development
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ISSN: 0790-0627

costs, efficiency, irrigation, irrigation water,mathematical models, subsidies, water conservation, water policy, wateruse, USA, North America, America, Developed Countries, OECD Countries,costings, United States of America, watering, Agricultural Economics(EE110), Natural Resource Economics (EE115) (New March 2000), Policy andPlanning (EE120), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage)(JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], WaterResources (PP200)

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