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Cover for Irrigated crop production in the Syr Darya Basin: climate change rehearsal in the 1990s.

Future inflow to the irrigation scheme of the Syr Darya Basin is modelled under two climate scenarios, based on outputs of International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) core models run under IPCC-SRES A2 emission scenario. Under the GFDL99-R30-based scenario, the mean annual flow (MAF) is likely to...

Author(s)
Savoskul, O.; Shevnina, E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Much ado about the Murray: the drama of restraining water use.

This chapter focus on the institutional arrangements developed for integration of management across the states lying within the Murray-Darling basin (MDB) in Australia, set against the evolution of water use and its environmental consequences. It leads up to the recent major change in water...

Author(s)
Turral, H.; Connell, D.; McKay, J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935382)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water pricing in irrigation: mapping the debate in the light of experience.

This review provides a broad discussion of water pricing in agriculture. First, the practicalities and effectiveness of current water charging practices are described. Then, the main roles commonly attributed to irrigation water pricing are discussed: (1) cost recovery; (2) water conservation; (3)...

Author(s)
Molle, F.; Berkoff, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why is agricultural water demand unresponsive at low price ranges?

This paper explores the impact of technology choice, application efficiency and prevailing rationing practices, existing prior to the introduction of pricing, on water demand elasticity.

Author(s)
Fraiture, C. de; Perry, C. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Thailand's 'free water': rationale for a water charge and policy shifts.

This paper focuses on the establishment of water charges particularly in the context of Thailand, and most specifically that of the Chao Phraya delta. The role of pricing as: (1) a means to inform users of the economic value of water and hence regulate its use and avoid wastage; (2) an instrument...

Author(s)
Molle, F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water rights and water fees in rural Tanzania.

This paper analyses the implementation and impacts of the new water rights and fees system in the Upper Ruaha (Tanzania), which encompasses farmer-managed irrigation through river abstractions, are analysed. The reasons why the Tanzanian government, as advised by the World Bank, suddenly abandoned...

Author(s)
Koppen, B. van; Sokile, C. S.; Lankford, B. A.; Hatibu, N.; Mahoo, H.; Yanda, P. Z.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water pricing in Haryana, India.

This paper aims to analyse the potential role of water pricing policy in Haryana, India, in meeting the following objectives: (1) increase the productivity of water in the context of declining long-term availability; (2) control the abstraction of fresh groundwater to avoid the decline and...

Author(s)
Hellegers, P. J. G. J.; Perry, C. J.; Berkoff, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water pricing in Tadla, Morocco.

This paper assesses the potential role of the water pricing policy in Tadla, Morocco, in addressing the following issues: (1) reducing overall water consumption in agriculture; (2) increasing the productivity of the water consumed; (3) balancing the supply of, and the demand for, groundwater; (4)...

Author(s)
Hellegers, P. J. G. J.; Perry, C. J.; Petitguyot, T.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing river basins: an institutional perspective.

This paper defines the basic elements and concepts comprising integrated basin management and other key concepts and then focuses on the process of analysing institutional arrangements for river basin management (RBM) for further understanding of institutional design. To do this, institutions,...

Author(s)
Svendsen, M.; Wester, P.; Molle, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996721)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Basin management in a mature closed basin: the case of California's Central Valley.

River basins are managed at two different levels: basin level (wherein overall policies and plans are set, resources are allocated and regulations written and enforced) and use level (regulated water deliveries are made to users of water). This paper focuses on the first level of management, the...

Author(s)
Svendsen, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996721)
Type
Book chapter

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