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Agricultural Economics Review
ISSN: 1109-2580


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A Multi-Criteria Approach for Irrigation Water Management

 

Jo„o Paulo Saraiva and Antůnio Cipriano Pinheiro

 

Abstract

The major implications that the European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) may have in irrigated agriculture were analysed using alternative water policy measures. The consequences of policy change were evaluated in a case study (Baixo Alentejo, Portugal), using a Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) model that simulates farmersí preferred behaviour. The study compares the effects of water pricing (volumetric and flat tariffs) and consumption quotas, in farmerís income, water agency revenues, agricultural employment and water demand for irrigation. Model results indicate that the adjustments in farmerís responses are dependent on the policy strategy enforced and on the policy level.

 

Key Words: Water Framework Directive; Flat Pricing; Volumetric Pricing; Multi-Objective Programming; Water Management; Portugal.

 

  



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