|Author:||Lohmar, B. ; Huang, Q. ; Lei, B. ; Gao, Z.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
This paper provides an overview and synthesis of China's irrigation water pricing policies. The history of China's agricultural water policies is reviewed in order to provide a context and background for discussions of current policy issues. The methods on how agricultural water prices are determined, applied and collected, are described. The paper concludes by discussing a series of issues that confound further reform and the effectiveness of pricing policies in promoting water conservation and farmers' capacity to adapt to higher water prices.
history, irrigation water, price controls, waterconservation, water management, water policy, China, East Asia, Asia,Developing Countries, water pricing, water resource management, Historyand Biography (BB500), Natural Resource Economics (EE115) (New March2000), Policy and Planning (EE120), Supply, Demand and Prices (EE130),Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June2002) [formerly Soil Water Management]