How Politics and Economics Affect Irrigation and Conservation

Political and economic considerations affect water development and irrigation expansion. Emphasis on economic growth has led to over-investment in agricultural irrigation, while public concerns about water scarcity and the environment lead to conservation. The California case examined here suggests that successful adoption of water conservation strategies requires public-private collaboration.


Issue Date:
Nov 01 2017
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0886-5558
Language:
English
Published in:
Choices, Volume 32, Issue 4
Page range:
1-6
JEL Codes:
Q25; Q28; P16




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