Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191663
Title:
Agricultural response to changing water prices in Arizona
Author:
Carr, Thomas Gordon,1949-
Issue Date:
1977
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Water management strategies are currently being developed in Arizona. Arguments exist over which strategies are most effective and efficient to supply future growth of Arizona's population and economy. Some strategies rely on importation of new water supplies, while other strategies propose reducing total water demanded so existing supplies will be adequate in the future. Agricultural water use has been determined the primary target for demand management strategies since it accounts for 89% of all water depletions and is a relatively economically inefficent use. No comprehensive management of Arizona's agricultural water use has been attempted. However, economic projections have indicated that changing variable prices for water will cause water use changes in the agricultural sector. Reviewing these projections in light of historical data shows that manipulating the variable price of water to affect use changes may be too unpredictable for effective water management and control in the agricultural sector.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona.; Water consumption -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Evans, Daniel D.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAgricultural response to changing water prices in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorCarr, Thomas Gordon,1949-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Thomas Gordon,1949-en_US
dc.date.issued1977en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWater management strategies are currently being developed in Arizona. Arguments exist over which strategies are most effective and efficient to supply future growth of Arizona's population and economy. Some strategies rely on importation of new water supplies, while other strategies propose reducing total water demanded so existing supplies will be adequate in the future. Agricultural water use has been determined the primary target for demand management strategies since it accounts for 89% of all water depletions and is a relatively economically inefficent use. No comprehensive management of Arizona's agricultural water use has been attempted. However, economic projections have indicated that changing variable prices for water will cause water use changes in the agricultural sector. Reviewing these projections in light of historical data shows that manipulating the variable price of water to affect use changes may be too unpredictable for effective water management and control in the agricultural sector.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater consumption -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBradley, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212781473en_US
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