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Water and Agriculture: Sustainability, Markets and Policies (Edition complète ‐ ISBN 9264022562 ‐ en angl. seulement)

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Agriculture is a major user of water and is responsible for much of its pollution. But the agricultural sector faces increasing competition for scarce water supplies from urban and industrial users and, increasingly, to sustain ecosystems.  This conference proceedings explores how both governments and the private sector can expand the role of markets to allocate water used by all sectors and to get agricultural producers to account for the pollution that their sector generates.

HighlightsConclusions and RecommendationsAddress by Senator Ian MacdonaldOverview‐An Australian Perspective on Water Reform by Daryl Quinlivan‐Using Good Economic Principles to make Irrigators become True Partners of Water and Environmental Policies by Alberto Garrido‐The Future of Agriculture and Water: Market and Policy‐based Strategies for Sustainability ‐ What Can the Developing World Learn from North America? by Siwa Msangi, Claudia Ringler and Mark RosegrantPart I. The Economics of Water and Agriculture‐Chapter 1. National Water Initiative ‐ The Economics of Water Management in Australia ‐ An Overiew by Malcolm Thompson‐Chapter 2. Water Pricing for Agriculture between Cost Recovery and Water Conservation: Where do we Stand in France? by Thierry Rieu‐Chapter 3. Allocation of Costs and Benefits in the Water Framework Directive: A Dutch Exploration by Marlies Batterink‐Chapter 4. Japanese Water Management System from an Economic Perspective: The Agricultural Sector by Hiroaki Kobayashi‐Chapter 5. Water Quantity and Quality Issues in Mediterranean Agriculture by José Albiac, Yolanda Martínez and Javier Tapia‐Chapter 6. Assessing the Feasibility of Water Quality Trading to Address Agricultural Sources of Pollution in Canada by Bernard Cantin, Sarah Kalff and Ian Campbell‐Chapter 7. Nutrient Trading: A Water Quality Solution? by Suzie Greenhalgh and Mindy SelmanPart II. Social Issues Related to Agriculture's Use and Impact on Water Resources‐Chapter 8. Can Water Allocation Buy‐back Schemes be Equitable for Impacted Communities? by Rob Freeman‐Chapter 9. China's Agricultural Water Policy Reforms by Bin Lui‐Chapter 10. Developing Economic Arrangements for Water Resources Management ‐ The Potential of Stakeholder‐oriented Water Valuation by Leon Hermans, Gerardo van Halsema and Daniel Renault‐Chapter 11. Challenges of Water for Food, People and Environment ‐ ICID's Initiative on "Country Policy Support Programme" by Mukuteswara Gopalakrishnan‐Chapter 12. The Spanish Programme of Improvement and Modernisation of Traditional Irrigation Systems by Pablo PindadoPart III. Environmental Issues Related to Agriculture's Impact on Water Quality, Quantity, and Ecosystem Functions‐Chapter 13. Balancing Consumptive and Environmental Water Use ‐ An Australian Perspective by Christine Schweizer and Judy Lai‐Chapter 14. Meeting Environmental Outcomes: A Planning Framework by Stephen Beare, Ray Hinde, Terry Hillman, Anna Heaney and Ilan Salbe‐Chapter 15. Paddy Field Characteristics in Water Use: Experience in Asia by Kazumi Yamaoka‐Chapter 16. Irrigation Sustainability in the Land Use/Soil System in South Italy: Results from a GIS Simplified Approach and Future Methodological Developments by Andrea Fais, Rosario Napoli, Pasquale Nino, Paolo Bazzoffi and Nicola Laruccia‐Chapter 17. Catchment‐Sensitive Farming: Tackling Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture in England ‐ Policies and Drivers by Soheila Amin‐Hanjani and Russell Todd‐Chapter 18. Tool for Monitoring and Evaluating the On‐farm Environment Management and Nutrient Use on Finnish Cattle Farms by Elina Nikkola‐Chapter 19. Water and Soil Management System for Water Conservation in a Watershed by S. O. Hur, K.H. Jung, Y.K. Sonn, S.Y. Hong, and S.K. HaPart IV. Institutions and Policies for Agricultural Water Governance ‐Chapter 20. Institutional Overview from an Australian Perspective ‐ With Particular Reference to the Murray‐Darling Basin by Wendy Craik‐Chapter 21. New Zealand's Sustainable Water Programme of Action by Rebecca Martel ‐Chapter 22. Italian Policy Framework for Water in Agriculture by Raffaella Zucaro and Antonella Pontrandolfi‐Chapter 23. The Spanish National Irrigation Plan by Ángel Barbero‐Chapter 24. Progress with Water Allocation Reform in South Africa by Ashwin R. Seetal‐Chapter 25. The Challenge of Reconciling Water and Agricultural Policies ‐ The Role of Public Hearings by Denis Boutin‐Chapter 26. Sustainable Nitrogen Management in Agriculture: An Action Programme towards Protecting Water Resources in Walloon Region (Belgium) by Charles Hendricks, Richard Lambert, Xavier Sauvenier and Alain Peeters
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2006-10-01

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