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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191943
Title:
Rural to urban water transfers in Arizona : an economic analysis
Author:
DeWalt, David A.,1962-
Issue Date:
1987
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:
Arizona cities and urban developers in Arizona have been purchasing irrigated agricultural lands in recent years to obtain the lands' appurtenant water rights in order to meet the increased urban water demands. The objective of the study was to determine whether or not farmers who sold their land and water rights benefitted from the transactions based on a comparison of the price received with the value of the land and water rights in agricultural production. Results showed that the minimum price that a farmer could have accepted was a fraction of what the urban buyers paid. Included in the study was the effects of government commodity programs on the value of water in irrigated agriculture. The study concluded that for Arizona cotton growers, federal price support programs increased the returns to water significantly, which, in turn, increased the value of water to the Arizona cotton farmer. Price supports, therefore, kept the farmer's minimum price for land and water rights higher than had there not been price supports.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water in agriculture -- Economic aspects.; Municipal water supply -- Economic aspects.; Water-supply -- Economic aspects -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Saliba, Bonnie

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRural to urban water transfers in Arizona : an economic analysisen_US
dc.creatorDeWalt, David A.,1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDeWalt, David A.,1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_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.abstractArizona cities and urban developers in Arizona have been purchasing irrigated agricultural lands in recent years to obtain the lands' appurtenant water rights in order to meet the increased urban water demands. The objective of the study was to determine whether or not farmers who sold their land and water rights benefitted from the transactions based on a comparison of the price received with the value of the land and water rights in agricultural production. Results showed that the minimum price that a farmer could have accepted was a fraction of what the urban buyers paid. Included in the study was the effects of government commodity programs on the value of water in irrigated agriculture. The study concluded that for Arizona cotton growers, federal price support programs increased the returns to water significantly, which, in turn, increased the value of water to the Arizona cotton farmer. Price supports, therefore, kept the farmer's minimum price for land and water rights higher than had there not been price supports.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater in agriculture -- Economic aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMunicipal water supply -- Economic aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply -- Economic aspects -- 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.chairSaliba, Bonnieen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213339897en_US
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