Water for Agriculture

Irrigation Economics in International Perspective
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ISBN-13:
9781482267778
Einband:
PDF
Seiten:
256
Autor:
Stephen Merrett
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PDF
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PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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World population is set to increase by a third in the next 25 years, with no corresponding increase in global rainfall. About seventy per cent of the world's abstracted water is used in farming and therefore the economics of irrigation is becoming an increasingly important issue for sustainable development. Water for Agriculture provides a thorough
World population is set to increase by a third in the next 25 years, with no corresponding increase in global rainfall. About seventy per cent of the world's abstracted water is used in farming and therefore the economics of irrigation is becoming an increasingly important issue for sustainable development. Water for Agriculture provides a thorough
Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Units of measurement. Chapter One: The Global Challenge. Chapter Two: The Demand for Irrigation Services. Chapter Three: Irrigation Service Supply: the Infrastructure. Chapter Four: Irrigation Service Supply: Operation, Maintenance and Management. Chapter Five: Drainage Services Demand and Supply. Chapter Six: Social Cost-Benefit Analysis for Irrigation Projects. Chapter Seven: Water Allocation at the Regional Scale. Chapter Eight: The Political Economy of Irrigation. Glossary. References. Index.
World population is predicted to increase by a third by the year 2025. Approximately seventy percent of global abstracted water is used in farming and therefore the economics of irrigation are becoming increasingly important in sustainable development. " Water for" "Agriculture" is essential reading for those professionals involved in the planning of water resources and for advanced students studying this topic of agriculture development studies, economics, engineering, environmental science, hyrdology and planning courses.

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