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Managing Water on China's Farms

Managing Water on China's Farms
Institutions, Policies and the Transformation of Irrigation under Scarcity

by Jinxia Wang,Qiuqiong Huang,Jikun Huang,Scott Rozelle

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2016-03-23
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 0128052945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Managing Water on China's Farms: Institutions, Policies and the Transformation of Irrigation under Scarcity is a comprehensive and current look at the water shortage problems in China. While China has emerged as a major player in the world economy, water is the most critical factor that limits the country’s further growth. China’s growing water problems also have a large impact worldwide, with public health as well as economic impacts. If China were to rely heavily on food produced outside of China, the massive volume of food imports would raise food prices internationally. This book examines a series of water issues, beginning with a description of the water shortage problems in China, particularly in the northern part of the country. It then looks at the government and farmers' responses and whether past policies have been effective in resolving the water problems. Managing Water on China’s Farms documents the change of existing and new water management institutional forms over time and across provinces throughout northern China, and then assesses the impacts of these changes in the rural sector. Finally, it examines potential solutions that the research has uncovered, answering the question: Who can build the bridge over China’s troubled waters? Using analyses from information collected firsthand in China’s rural villages, the series of surveys covers diverse geographic regions that are representative of north China and includes perspectives from multiple stakeholders such as village leaders, water managers, and farmers. The policy-oriented research and rich analysis in this book make it of interest to both policy makers and researchers with a focus on China water problems. This book can also be used in a Master or Ph.D. level resource economics course. Uses case studies including problem, factors, proposed solutions, and pros and cons of each to facilitate translational learning and application Uses analyses of firsthand data collected from sources of irrigation water, irrigation systems, and water users Covers governance and operation and maintenance (O and M) practices Provides an informative, quantitative, and rigorous analysis of survey results Provides practical and valuable data, including the detailed micro-level data that enables estimating strategies

OECD Studies on Water Groundwater Allocation Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality

OECD Studies on Water Groundwater Allocation Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality
Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality

by OECD

  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-17
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 926428155X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from groundwater, today and in the future.

Water Resources Management in the People's Republic of China

Water Resources Management in the People's Republic of China
A Book

by Xuetao Sun,Robert Speed,Dajun Shen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1317989163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chinese water resource managers face a challenge that is both immense and unique. They must balance limited water supplies against the needs of the world’s largest population; demands for rapid economic growth with calls for improved environmental management; and the desire for a market-based approach to the allocation of water with a history of State ownership and strict government control of all resources. In China, changes are occurring in water resources management that are representative of many of the fundamental changes occurring within Chinese society, on issues such as property rights, community participation, improved environmental management, and the shift towards market-based decision making. This book describes the development of a water rights system in the People’s Republic of China. It covers different aspects of water resources management in China – including water planning, the provision of environmental flows, urban water management, and irrigation district management – and examines how these are being addressed through a rights-based approach. The book includes several detailed examples of the Chinese application of water rights as they address the diverse challenges of different basins across China. This book previously appeared as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Agricultural Outlook

Agricultural Outlook
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Farm Water Management for Erosion Control

Farm Water Management for Erosion Control
A Book

by Robert Patrick Beasley,John Cochran Wooley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Farm Water Management for Rice Cultivation

Farm Water Management for Rice Cultivation
A Book

by Asian Productivity Organization

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming

Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming
A Book

by Junliang Tian,Chi-Hua Huang

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2000-05-24
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 9780849323492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I've seen the Sudan, traveled in South and Central America and been all over Europe, but I've never seen what I've been able to see on this tour [of the Loess Plateau, China]." -Ed Skidmore, soil scientist, Wind Erosion Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Manhattan, Kansas Overpopulation is at the core of most environmental problems. The impacts of continued growth-with world population reaching 6 billion in October 1999-are felt in most parts of the world. China, the most populous nation, illustrates many of the pivotal problems-and solutions. Although China faces the same effects of overpopulation as the rest of the world, it still feeds over a billion people on a tillable area that allows about one tenth of a hectare per person. The country's efforts to tie together soil and water conservation, dryland farming, and economic development have been largely successful. Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming explores these trials and the lessons learned from them. Copublished with the Soil and Water Conservation Society, this exhaustive text consists of the rewritten proceedings from the Society's conference held in Yangling, Shaanxi, China. It covers dryland farming systems and soil water management, environmental quality and sustainability, and erosion control techniques as they relate primarily to Mainland China. With additional global examples and a balance between conceptual and applied studies, it covers some of the most progressive work in soil erosion control and dryland farming from around the world. Soil exposure while land lies fallow is one of the greatest risks in dryland farming. New procedures and kinds of tillage help control erosion and improve water intake. Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming presents these techniques and technologies to give you a forward-looking perspective into the field, as well as the larger problem of tailoring food production to sustain the population.

Agricultural Economy and Farm Management with Reference to China

Agricultural Economy and Farm Management with Reference to China
A Book

by E. Taschdjian

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Farm-level Irrigation Water Management

Farm-level Irrigation Water Management
Report of a Study Meeting in Lahore, Pakistan 7-18 February 1989 (APO Project Code : STM/IV/88).

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Quality Resources
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water Management Organization in the People's Republic of China

Water Management Organization in the People's Republic of China
A Book

by James E. Nickum

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Combining a journalist's view of major trials with a political-legal analysis, this text gives a picture of the politics of justice in Russia. Coverage of major court cases ranges from the 1961 trial of the "currency speculators" to the Communist Party trial of 1992.

Farm-level Water Management in Selected Asian Countries

Farm-level Water Management in Selected Asian Countries
Report of Multi-country Study Mission, 12th-28th June, 1979

by Asian Productivity Organization

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Farm Water Management Seminar Manila

Farm Water Management Seminar Manila
Report of FAO/UNDP Seminar on Measures to Accelerate Benefits From Water Development Projects by Improved Irrigation, Drainage and Water Use at the Farm Level, Quezon City/Manila, Philippines, 7-16 October, 1970

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water Productivity in Agriculture

Water Productivity in Agriculture
Limits and Opportunities for Improvement

by J. W. Kijne,Randolph Barker,D. J. Molden

  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1845933397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First title in a major new seriesAddresses improving water productivity to relieve problems of scarcity and competition to provide for food and environmental securityDraws from scientists having a multitude of disciplines to approach this important problemIn a large number of developing countries, policy makers and researchers are increasingly aware of the conflicting demands on water, and look at agriculture to be more effective in its use of water. Focusing on both irrigated and rain-fed agriculture, this book gives a state of the art review of the limits and opportunities for improving water productivity in crop production. It demonstrates how efficiency of water use can be enhanced to maximize yields. The book represents the first in a new series of volumes resulting from the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, a research program conducted by the CGIAR's Future Harvest Centres, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and partners worldwide. It will be of significant interest to those working in areas of soil and crop science, water management, irrigation, and development studies.

Rural Development Abstracts

Rural Development Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the International Forum on Water Resources Management and Irrigation Modernization in Shanxi Province, China

Proceedings of the International Forum on Water Resources Management and Irrigation Modernization in Shanxi Province, China
Taiyuan and Yuncheng, Shanxi, China, 22-24 November 2006

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agriculture and Environment for Developing Regions

Agriculture and Environment for Developing Regions
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beneficiary Participation in Irrigation Water Management

Beneficiary Participation in Irrigation Water Management
The Kerala Experience

by C. J. Joseph

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agro-ecological Farming Systems in China

Agro-ecological Farming Systems in China
A Book

by Wenhua Li,Li Wenhua

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9789231037849
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Concepts, principles, history, classification, structure and function analysis of various models in the same production sector and in different sectors, at different scales, in mountain and dryland ecosystems. The book is aimed primarily at young post-graduate scientists in the disciplines or at agronomy, forestry, animal husbandry, land use management and ecology experts.

Environment and Development Economics

Environment and Development Economics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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