Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment (The Management of Water Resources Series 1)

Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment (The Management of Water Resources Series 1)

By: James S. Shortle (editor), Ronald C. Griffin (editor)Hardback

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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 comprehensive collection of previously published articles include the effects of existing government intervention on the environmental impacts of agriculture, the economic costs and benefits of environmental regulations for agriculture, and the economic and environmental merits of alternative mechanisms for water allocation and water quality protection. In this volume the editors present a sampling of economic research on the interface of irrigated agriculture with the environment. The articles included are by leading researchers in this field and span the topics of nonpoint pollution control, salinity management, and the allocation of water.

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Edited by James S. Shortle, Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Pennsylvania State University, US and Ronald C. Griffin, Professor of Natural Resources Economics, Texas A & M University, US


Contents Acknowledgements Introduction James S. Shortle and Ronald C. Griffin PART I POLLUTION CONTROL INSTRUMENTS FOR IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE 1. Ronald C. Griffin and Daniel W. Bromley (1982), `Agricultural Runoff as a Nonpoint Externality: A Theoretical Development' 2. James S. Shortle and James W. Dunn (1986), `The Relative Efficiency of Agricultural Source Water Pollution Control Policies' 3. Kathleen Segerson (1988), `Uncertainty and Incentives for Nonpoint Pollution Control' 4. Richard D. Horan, James S. Shortle and David G. Abler (1998), `Ambient Taxes When Polluters Have Multiple Choices' 5. Richard Cabe and Joseph A. Herriges (1992), `The Regulation of Non-Point-Source Pollution Under Imperfect and Asymmetric Information' 6. Scott L. Johnson, Richard M. Adams and Gregory M. Perry (1991), `The On-Farm Costs of Reducing Groundwater Pollution' 7. Gloria E. Helfand and Brett W. House (1995), `Regulating Nonpoint Source Pollution Under Heterogeneous Conditions' 8. Erik Lichtenberg, David Zilberman and Kenneth T. Bogen (1989), `Regulating Environmental Health Risks Under Uncertainty: Groundwater Contamination in California' PART II SALINITY AND WATER ALLOCATION 9. Ariel Dinar, Mark B. Campbell and David Zilberman (1992), `Adoption of Improved Irrigation and Drainage Reduction Technologies Under Limiting Environmental Conditions' 10. J.F. Booker and R.A. Young (1994), `Modeling Intrastate and Interstate Markets for Colorado River Water Resources' 11. Donna J. Lee and Richard E. Howitt (1996), `Modeling Regional Agricultural Production and Salinity Control Alternatives for Water Quality Policy Analysis' 12. Marca Weinberg and Catherine L. Kling (1996), `Uncoordinated Agricultural Environmental Policy Making: An Application to Irrigated Agriculture in the West' PART III WATER REALLOCATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 13. Bonnie G. Colby (1990), `Enhancing Instream Flow Benefits in an Era of Water Marketing' 14. Michael R. Moore, Aimee Mulville and Marca Weinberg (1996), `Water Allocation in the American West: Endangered Fish Versus Irrigated Agriculture' 15. Ronald C. Griffin and Shih-Hsun Hsu (1993), `The Potential for Water Market Efficiency When Instream Flows Have Value' 16. Neal S. Johnson and Richard M. Adams (1988), `Benefits of Increased Streamflow: The Case of the John Day River Steelhead Fishery' 17. David B. Willis, Jose Caldas, Marshall Frasier, Norman K. Whittlesey and Joel R. Hamilton (1998), `The Effects of Water Rights and Irrigation Technology on Streamflow Augmentation Cost in the Snake River Basin' 18. Bruce A. McCarl, Carl R. Dillon, Keith O. Keplinger and R. Lynn Williams (1999), `Limiting Pumping from the Edwards Aquifer: An Economic Investigation of Proposals, Water Markets, and Spring Flow Guarantees' Name Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781840645033
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781840645033
  • ISBN10: 1840645032

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