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Water: Economics, Management and Demand

by T. Franks(ed.) ; M. Kay(ed.) ; L.E.D. Smith(ed.)
Water: Economics, Management and Demand by T. Franks
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Water is often seen as a free commodity. However, this is rarely the case as demand for water is increasing significantly across the world. This book focuses on the key roles of irrigaiton and drainage in the debate on water. Irrigation is a major player in the demand for water and already accounts for between 70-80% of the total world consumption. Effective drainage must be considered as a fundamentally related economic issue.
This book considers: the value of water for irrigation; the value of drainage and flood control; social and environmental implications of water allocation; paying for services; management systems for efficient and equitable use; policy options for demand management
Water: Economics, Management and Demand is an essential reference for planners, designers and policy makers in the water industry and authorities. It is also an invaluable resource for academic research.
The book forms the proceedings of the 1997 International Commision on irrigation and drainage 18th European regional conference "Water: An Economic Good?" held at Oxford University, UK.
CRC Press; April 2014
433 pages; ISBN 9781482294972
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Title: Water: Economics, Management and Demand
Author: T. Franks; M. Kay; L.E.D. Smith