Managing Water On China's Farms: Institutions, Policies And The Transformation Of Irrigation Under…

Hardcover | April 1, 2016

byJinxia Wang, Qiuqiong Huang, Jikun Huang

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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

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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 grow...

Jinxia Wang is the Deputy Director and Professor at Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She is also a Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), CAS. Her research focuses on water management, institution and policy, climate change (impact evaluati...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:354 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128051647

ISBN - 13:9780128051641

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Table of Contents

Section I. Setting the Stage Chapter 1. Water Survey Data Chapter 2. Water Scarcity in Northern China Chapter 3. Irrigation, Agricultural Production and Rural Income Chapter 4. Water Management Institution and Policies

Section II. Groundwater Management Chapter 5. Evolution, Determinants and Impacts of Tubewell Ownership/Management Chapter 6. Development of Groundwater Markets in China Chapter 7. Impacts of Groundwater Markets on Agricultural Production in China

Section III. Surface Water Management Chapter 8. WUAs and Contracts: Evolution and Determinants Chapter 9. Determinants of Contractual Form Chapter 10. Impacts of Surface Water Management Reforms Chapter 11. Evaluation of WUAs

Section IV. Future Options Chapter 12. Irrigation Water Pricing Policy Chapter 13. Water Allocation through Water Rights Institution Chapter 14. Adoption of Water Saving Technology