Water Conservation in Irrigated Agricultureby Ernest T. Smerdon, Univ of Arizona, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: The Role of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Water Resources Planning and Management
This paper looks at irrigated agriculture in the West in light of the current circumstances, with particular reference to water conservation. It illustrates the need for expanding the role of social/behavioral scientists in developing effective institutional structures to facilitate needed changes. Subjects covered include the effects of water law, agricultural water rights, true value pricing, conservation investments, and others.
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