Irrigation

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Protection
Author:
Farzad
Taheripour
Thomas W.
Hertel
Badri
Narayanan
Sebnem
Sahin
Anil
Markandya
This paper modifies and uses an advanced computable general equilibrium model coupled with biophysical data on land and water resources by agro-ecological zone at the river basin level to examine the economy-wide consequences of improvements in water use efficiency (WUE) in irrigation in South Asia. This is the first time the benefits of such...
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.6 No.2
The demand for groundwater in Sri Lanka has grown rapidly over the past few decades, mainly as a result of population growth, economic development, and shortages in rainfall. Recent estimates show that over 55 percent of the population now relies on it for their daily needs. As a free, easily tapped commodity groundwater is used in a wide variety...