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New directions in water resources management: The role of water pricing policies
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Agricultural policy
Information
Abstract
Water resources will face increasing competition and higher environmental concerns during this century. To meet these challenges, the new Water Framework Directive has drawn up an integrated framework and established the basic principles for a sustainable water policy in the European Union. The introduction of water prices reflecting the true cost of irrigation is one of its most innovative components. In this paper, a positive mathematical programming model is developed to assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts of water pricing policies in Spanish irrigated lands. The model interface allows friendly use and easy replication in a large number of irrigation districts, selected throughout the Spanish territory. The model results show the impact on environmental indicators, water consumption, cropping patterns, technology adoption, labor, farmers' income, and the water agency revenues when different scenarios of cost recovery are considered. It is argued that this modeling approach may be used as a management tool to assist in the implementation of the cost recovery approach of the new Water Framework Directive.
International
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JCR
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Title
WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH
ISBN
0043-1397
Impact factor JCR
2,154
Impact info
Volume
10.1029/2006WR005708.
Journal number
44
From page
7
To page
27
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Maria Blanco Fonseca (UPM)
  • Autor: Eva Iglesias Martinez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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