Regional Modeling and Economic Incentives to Control Drainage Pollution

  • Ariel Dinar
  • Edna T. Loehman
  • Marcel P. Aillery
  • Michael R. Moore
  • Richard E. Howitt
  • Stephen A. Hatchett
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 1)


Management of quantity and quality of irrigation water—both as an on-farm production input and as an off-farm agricultural drainage residual—is an increasing concern in many parts of the world, including the arid western United States. Agricultural drainage water often carries salts, pesticides, nitrates, selenium, and other trace elements that contaminate soil and water resources. As a nonpoint source of pollution, drainage discharges directly and indirectly affect agricultural productivity, wildlife, public health, and amenity resources. In addition to the quality aspects, strong competition exists for water among urban, industrial, environmental, and agricultural users in the western United States. Irrigation water conservation may achieve the dual goal of extending fresh water supplies and improving environmental quality.


Regional Income Drainage Volume Cooperative Solution Irrigation Technology Agricultural Drainage Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ariel Dinar
  • Edna T. Loehman
  • Marcel P. Aillery
  • Michael R. Moore
  • Richard E. Howitt
  • Stephen A. Hatchett

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