Agricultural groundwater conservation programs in the Phoenix Active Management Area: An economic assessment

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Title:
Agricultural groundwater conservation programs in the Phoenix Active Management Area: An economic assessment
Author:
Evans, Mark Ellis, 1958-
Issue Date:
1990
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:
The Arizona Groundwater Management Act (GMA) restricts the quantity of groundwater which farmers may use annually. The act also requires that a withdrawal fee be paid for each acre-foot of groundwater used. The impact of these policies on agricultural income and groundwater use in the Phoenix Active Management Area is estimated. A linear programming model is used to simulate the typical farm's response to GMA policy over the period from 1990 to 2025. The impacts of two possible revisions of GMA policy are also considered. One simulation estimates the impacts resulting from the elimination of urban conservation programs. A second scenario considers elimination of agricultural conservation measures. Results indicate that the GMA agricultural conservation program will generate only small changes in income and groundwater use.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Economics, Agricultural.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cory, Dennis C.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAgricultural groundwater conservation programs in the Phoenix Active Management Area: An economic assessmenten_US
dc.creatorEvans, Mark Ellis, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Mark Ellis, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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.abstractThe Arizona Groundwater Management Act (GMA) restricts the quantity of groundwater which farmers may use annually. The act also requires that a withdrawal fee be paid for each acre-foot of groundwater used. The impact of these policies on agricultural income and groundwater use in the Phoenix Active Management Area is estimated. A linear programming model is used to simulate the typical farm's response to GMA policy over the period from 1990 to 2025. The impacts of two possible revisions of GMA policy are also considered. One simulation estimates the impacts resulting from the elimination of urban conservation programs. A second scenario considers elimination of agricultural conservation measures. Results indicate that the GMA agricultural conservation program will generate only small changes in income and groundwater use.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Agricultural.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCory, Dennis C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341489en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26354652en_US
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