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dc.contributor.authorSorrenson, William Jack
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-16T00:35:28Z
dc.date.available2017-01-16T00:35:28Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/10252
dc.description.abstract1.1 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study is concerned with economic evaluations of irrigation systems, particularly those based on water harvesting. While problems associated with the development of irrigation projects and allocation of irrigation water are usually diverse and complex, it is well recognised that these problems can be usefully studied within the framework of economic theory. This is well illustrated by the widespread adoption of cost-benefit analysis since the 1950's in New Zealand (N.Z.) and many other countries, in evaluating public investment in irrigation and other water resource development projects. The continuing expansion of irrigation and increasing competition for water between urban, industrial and rural users, indicate that economists should play an important role in evaluating irrigation systems. Economic investigations of water harvesting irrigation systems are of particular importance in this context since water harvesting may provide the only, or cheapest, source of water to an area, and also because water that may otherwise be lost, primarily to the sea, is harvested and utilised.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectIrrigation -- Economic aspectsen_US
dc.subjectWater harvestingen_US
dc.subjectResearch -- Mathematical modelsen_US
dc.titleThe economic evaluation of irrigation with particular reference to water harvesting systems : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Agricultural Science in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economics and Farm Managementen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural Science (M. Agr. Sc.)en_US


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