Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191866
Title:
An economic evaluation of water harvesting technology
Author:
Coupal, Roger H.
Issue Date:
1985
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:
A economic and financial evaluation is conducted on water harvesting technology comparing it with conventional irrigation resources. The objectives are to estimate comparative profitability of water harvesting and to identify conditions necessary such that water harvesting becomes the preferred technology. Net cashflows from hypothetical 240 ton vineyards using water harvesting technology and conventional water sources are calculated to evaluate economic and financial profitability varying different components of the cost of water, output prices, and discount rates. Results indicate that water harvesting is under present conditions unprofitable compared to conventional sources of irrigation water. The total cost of water from conventional sources required to make water harvesting preferable would have to be six to seven times the 1983 average groundwater prices for southern Arizona. The water harvesting operation is profitable when no other conventional sources of water exist.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water harvesting -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Angus, Robert

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn economic evaluation of water harvesting technologyen_US
dc.creatorCoupal, Roger H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCoupal, Roger H.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_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.abstractA economic and financial evaluation is conducted on water harvesting technology comparing it with conventional irrigation resources. The objectives are to estimate comparative profitability of water harvesting and to identify conditions necessary such that water harvesting becomes the preferred technology. Net cashflows from hypothetical 240 ton vineyards using water harvesting technology and conventional water sources are calculated to evaluate economic and financial profitability varying different components of the cost of water, output prices, and discount rates. Results indicate that water harvesting is under present conditions unprofitable compared to conventional sources of irrigation water. The total cost of water from conventional sources required to make water harvesting preferable would have to be six to seven times the 1983 average groundwater prices for southern Arizona. The water harvesting operation is profitable when no other conventional sources of water exist.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater harvesting -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairAngus, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilson, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMartin, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSaliba, Bonnieen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213415342en_US
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