Agricultural Science Digest

  • Chief EditorArvind kumar

  • Print ISSN 0253-150X

  • Online ISSN 0976-0547

  • NAAS Rating 4.75

  • SJR 0.156

Frequency :
Bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October and December)
Indexing Services :
BIOSIS Preview, Biological Abstracts, Elsevier (Scopus and Embase), AGRICOLA, Google Scholar, CrossRef, CAB Abstracting Journals, Chemical Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, EBSCO Indexing Services, Index Copernicus
Agricultural Science Digest, volume 36 issue 4 (december 2016) : 277-281

Water demand management under alternative institutionnal arrangements (A case study of Coastal Lands of Yengejeh Dam)

Zahra Noori Tupkanloo1, Saeed Yazdani2*, Reza Moghadasi1
1<p>Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture,&nbsp;Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.</p>
Cite article:- Tupkanloo1 Noori Zahra, Yazdani2* Saeed, Moghadasi1 Reza (2016). Water demand management under alternative institutionnal arrangements (A case study of Coastal Lands of Yengejeh Dam) . Agricultural Science Digest. 36(4): 277-281. doi: 10.18805/asd.v36i4.6467.

In the current situation one of the most important issues in environmental economics, management and optimal operation of its resources. Water demand management have been concerned by economic planners as a new approach in environmental economics. This study aims to investigate the management of water demand in different product markets in downstream lands of Yengejeh Dam in Neyshabur. This is an exploratory study in nature which was conducted through a questionnaire survey in 2015-2016. The population of this research is all farmers who use the water of Yengejeh dam to irrigate their lands. Using Cochran formula , 139 barley  farmers selected as the sample of this research randomly. A scenario of increasing the elasticity of product demand in resource allocation in the competitive and monopolar water market was developed by assimilation algorithm in the studied region. According to the market situation of water in the region which is almost similar to monopoly water market, the results suggest that if farmers culture crops such as cotton, sunflower, cucumber, tomatoes, peas, red beans and cumin  instead of barley that their prices were higher than the price of barley,  amount of product produced per hectare of lands near water dam, create and supply costs per cubic meter of water,  agricultural investment per meter of water flow to the farm,  remaining amount of water per meter water channel,  amount of water delivered to each hectare of land,  opportunity rent per hectare of land reduced.

  1. Cowen, Penelope B., and Tyler Cowen, (1998). Deregulated Private Water Supply: A Policy Option for Developing Countries, Cato Journal 18(1), Spring/Summer.

  2. Chakravorty u., Hochman , E., Umetsu ,C. and Zilberman, D, (2008). Water allocation under distribution losses: Comparing alternative institutions, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 33: 463–476

  3. Chakravorty, U. and Roumasset, J., (1991), Efficient spatial allocation of irrigation water, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 73: 165-173.

  4. Chakravorty u., Hochman , E., Umetsu ,C. and Zilberman, D, (1995), A Spatial Model of Optimal Water Conveyance, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 29: 25-41.

  5. Chakravorty u., and Umetsu ,C. (2003), Basinwide Water Management: A Spatial Model, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 45: 1-23.

  6. Grafton R.Q., Landry C., Libecap G.D. and O’Brien J.R.( 2009), Water markets: Australia’s murraydarling basin and the U.S. Southwest. International center economic research working paper series, ICER, and Turin Italy.

  7. Repetto, R., (1986). Skimming the Water: Rent-seeking and the Performance of Public Irrigation Systems, Research Report, World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C. 


Editorial Board

View all (0)