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|Title: ||A MULTI-CRITERIA APPROACH FOR IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT|
|Authors: ||Saraiva, João|
Pinheiro, António C.
|Keywords: ||Flat Pricing|
Water Framework Directive;
|Issue Date: ||Jan-2007|
|Publisher: ||Greek Association of Agricultural Economists|
|Abstract: ||The major implications that the European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive
(WFD) may have in irrigated agriculture were analysed using alternative water policy
The consequences of policy change were evaluated in a case study (Baixo Alentejo,
Portugal), using a Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) model that simulates
farmers’ preferred behaviour. The study compares the effects of water pricing
(volumetric and flat tariffs) and consumption quotas, in farmer’s income, water agency
revenues, agricultural employment and water demand for irrigation.
Model results indicate that the adjustments in farmer’s responses are dependent on
the policy strategy enforced and on the policy level.|
|Appears in Collections:||ECN - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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