Strategic behavior and regulation over time and space

Authored by: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin , Lisa Pfeiffer

Routledge Handbook of Water Economics and Institutions

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415728560
eBook ISBN: 9781315851624
Adobe ISBN: 9781317916253

10.4324/9781315851624.ch06

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Abstract

The management of groundwater resources for use in agriculture is an issue that reaches far and wide; many of the world’s most productive agricultural basins depend on groundwater and have experienced declines in water table levels. Increasing competition for water from cities and environmental needs, as well as concerns about future climate variability and more frequent droughts, have caused policymakers to look for ways to decrease the consumptive use of water.

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