Value the Irrigation Water: A Case Study in Northwest China

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As a non-market good, the value of irrigation water can be approximated by empirical investigations of farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for irrigation water. In this paper, a contingent valuation study on farmer WTP for irrigation water was conducted. With double-bounded bidding, an average WTP of 1021 RMB/ha/yr was found. The perceived value of water is falls short of the costs of irrigation water provisioning. This suggests that the use of irrigation water in Zhangye is not sustainable, and the price policy alone may not serve the purpose of efficient irrigation water management.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 113-116)

Edited by:

Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun

Pages:

2385-2388

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.113-116.2385

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Z. Tang "Value the Irrigation Water: A Case Study in Northwest China", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 2385-2388, 2010

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June 2010

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