Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment (The Management of Water Resources Series)
J. S. Shortle, Ronald C. Griffin, D.W. Bromley, B.G. Colby, A. Dinar, G.E. Helfand, R.E. Howitt, K. Segerson, M. Weinberg, R.A. YoungISBN: 1840645032;
?This book is a very useful collection for those interested in the impact of agriculture on water resources, and on the allocation of water resources within the agricultural system. It pulls together most of the important theoretical papers since the early 1980s on the economics of non-point pollution control. The book also shows how interdisciplinary modelling has improved our understanding of water quality and quantity issues, and how better management of water resources generates real economic benefits. It will be of interest to all economists working in this area, whether academic or professional, as well as to water managers.? - Nick Hanley, University of Glasgow, UK The global expansion of irrigated lands during the 20th century and beyond continues to contribute to food production, but also degrades the environment significantly. The consequent search for policy remedies has stimulated a vital body of economic research. The issues addressed in this...
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