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Managing Water on China's Farms

Managing Water on China's Farms
  • Author : Jinxia Wang,Qiuqiong Huang,Jikun Huang,Scott Rozelle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-23
  • Total pages :354
  • ISBN : 0128052945
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Summary : 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

OECD Studies on Water Groundwater Allocation Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality

OECD Studies on Water Groundwater Allocation Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-17
  • Total pages :116
  • ISBN : 926428155X
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Summary : Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from groundwater, today and in the future.

Managing water for the poor: proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Pro-Poor Intervention Strategies in Irrigated Agriculture in Asia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam, Colombo, 9-10 August 2001.

Managing water for the poor: proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Pro-Poor Intervention Strategies in Irrigated Agriculture in Asia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam, Colombo, 9-10 August 2001.
  • Author : Hussain, I.,Biltonen, E
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-08-09
  • Total pages :220
  • ISBN : 9290904704
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Summary : Contributed articles presented at the Workshop.

China’s water pricing reforms for irrigation: effectiveness and impact

China’s water pricing reforms for irrigation: effectiveness and impact
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 929090688X
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Addressing China's Water Scarcity

Addressing China's Water Scarcity
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 0821378252
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Summary : This report reviews China's water scarcity situation, assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing it, and recommends key areas for strengthening and reform. It is a synthesis of the main findings and recommendations from analytical work and case studies prepared under the World Bank Analytical and Advisory Assistance (AAA) program entitled 'Addressing China's Water Scarcity: from Analysis to Action.' These studies focus on several strategically important thematic areas for China where additional research was needed, as identified by the research team and advisory group based on a review of pressing issues. These areas are governance, water rights, pricing, ecological compensation, pollution control, and emergency response. The approach has been to evaluate Chinese and international experience to identify policy and institutional factors that have proven effective in promoting the adoption of water conservation and pollution reduction technologies. The research was based on literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative policy analyses, household surveys, field trips, and case studies to develop feasible recommendations for a plan of action based on realities on the ground.

Groundwater Intensive Use

Groundwater Intensive Use
  • Author : Andrés Sahuquillo,J. Capilla,Luis Martinez Cortina,X. Sanchez Vila
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-06-30
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780415364447
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Summary : Intensive use of groundwater has resolved the demand for drinking water and, through irrigation, has contributed to the eradication of malnourishment in many developing countries. The spectacular worldwide increase in groundwater use in the last decades, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, has been a silent revolution carried out by millions of small farmers. In some instances, groundwater abstraction has caused problems of quality degradation, excessive drawdown of groundwater levels, land subsidence, reduction of spring and baseflows or degradation of groundwater-dependent ecosystems. Most of these problems could be anticipated, mitigated, or even avoided with more active water agencies, adequate regulations and users’ participation in management. Groundwater Intensive Use contains a selection of papers presented at a symposium held in December 2002 in Valencia, Spain. It constitutes a step forward in creating a greater worldwide awareness of the relevance of groundwater in water resources policy. The book presents new ideas and accounts of recent advances in technical, economic, legal, administrative and political issues. It addresses groundwater development to ecosystems sustainability, through different or complementary approaches. A wide series of case studies from North and South America, Europe, South Asia and North and Sub-Saharan Africa cover the various issues. These case studies represent countries with a wide diversity of social circumstances, from areas in which development is emerging, to communities with a long history of successful groundwater use.

Water Resources Management in the People's Republic of China

Water Resources Management in the People's Republic of China
  • Author : Xuetao Sun,Robert Speed,Dajun Shen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-13
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1317989163
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Summary : Chinese water resource managers face a challenge that is both immense and unique. They must balance limited water supplies against the needs of the world’s largest population; demands for rapid economic growth with calls for improved environmental management; and the desire for a market-based approach to the allocation of water with a history of State ownership and strict government control of all resources. In China, changes are occurring in water resources management that are representative of many of the fundamental changes occurring within Chinese society, on issues such as property rights, community participation, improved environmental management, and the shift towards market-based decision making. This book describes the development of a water rights system in the People’s Republic of China. It covers different aspects of water resources management in China – including water planning, the provision of environmental flows, urban water management, and irrigation district management – and examines how these are being addressed through a rights-based approach. The book includes several detailed examples of the Chinese application of water rights as they address the diverse challenges of different basins across China. This book previously appeared as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Integrated Water-resources Management in a River-basin Context

Integrated Water-resources Management in a River-basin Context
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :316
  • ISBN : 929090478X
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Summary : The main objective of the 5-day workshop was to present and discuss research being conducted by IWMI and IFPRI in selected river basins in the Asian region with financial support from the ADB through its regional technical assistance mechanism (RETA). The studies conducted by the two centers share some common goals, and encompass work plans and methodologies that are highly complementary and mutually supportive.

Rice Science

Rice Science
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :1022
  • ISBN : 9712201848
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Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture

Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :334
  • ISBN : 9780821361610
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Summary : Agricultural water management is a vital practice in ensuring reduction, and environmental protection. After decades of successfully expanding irrigation and improving productivity, farmers and managers face an emerging crisis in the form of poorly performing irrigation schemes, slow modernization, declining investment, constrained water availability, and environmental degradation.More and better investments in agricultural water are needed. In response, the World Bank, in conjunction with many partner agencies, has compiled a selection of good experiences that can guide practitioners in the design of quality investments in agricultural water.The messages of 'Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture: A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management' center around the key challenges to agricultural water management, specifically: • Building policies and incentives • Designing institutional reforms • Investing in irrigation systems improvement and modernization • Investing in groundwater irrigation • Investing in drainage and water quality management • Investing in water management in rainfed agriculture • Investing in agricultural water management in multipurpose operations • Coping with extreme climatic conditions • Assessing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of agricultural water investments 'Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture' is an important resource for those interested and engaged in development with a focus on agricultural water.

State of the World 2006

State of the World 2006
  • Author : The Worldwatch Institute
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-19
  • Total pages :269
  • ISBN : 1610916336
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Summary : State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "leapfrog" the technologies, policies, and even the cultures that now prevail in many western countries for the sake of global sustainability—and reports on some of the strategies that China and India are starting to implement. Besides the focus on China and India, State of the World 2006 looks at actions corporations can take to be more socially responsible; examines the potential socioeconomic, health, and environmental implications of nanoscale technologies; assesses the impacts of large-scale development of biofuels on agriculture and the environment; describes mercury sources, industrial uses, and health hazards worldwide; and provides an overview of the need to safeguard freshwater ecosystems, with examples of proven approaches in cities, villages, and farming regions around the world.

Addressing China's Growing Water Shortages and Associated Social and Environmental Consequences

Addressing China's Growing Water Shortages and Associated Social and Environmental Consequences
  • Author : Zmarak Shalizi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :34
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : "China has experienced a wide-scale and rapid transformation from an agricultural based economy to the manufacturing workshop of the world. The associated relocation of the population from relatively low density rural areas to very high density urban areas is having a significant impact on the quantity and quality of water available as inputs into the production and consumption process, as well as the ability of the water system to absorb and neutralize the waste byproducts deposited into it. Water shortages are most severe in the north of the country, where surface water diversion is excessive and groundwater is being depleted. In addition, the quality of water is deteriorating because of pollution, thereby aggravating existing water shortages. The biggest challenge ahead will be for national and local governments to craft policies and rules within China's complex cultural and legal administrative system that provide incentives for users to increase efficiency of water use, and for polluters to clean up the water they use and return clean water to stream flows. Using a standard public economics framework, water requirements for public goods-such as ecosystem needs-should be set aside first, before allocating property rights in water (to enable water markets to function and generate efficient allocation signals). Even then, water markets will have to be regulated to ensure public goods, such as public health, are not compromised. Until water markets are implemented, staying the course on increasing water and wastewater prices administratively and encouraging water conservation are necessary to reduce the wasting of current scarce water resources, as well as the new water supplies to be provided in the future. "--World Bank web site.

Sustaining the Pulse: Managing for Biodiversity Conservation in South China's Forest Nature Reserves

Sustaining the Pulse: Managing for Biodiversity Conservation in South China's Forest Nature Reserves
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :173
  • ISBN : 9628869531
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Proceedings of the International Forum on Water Resources Management and Irrigation Modernization in Shanxi Province, China

Proceedings of the International Forum on Water Resources Management and Irrigation Modernization in Shanxi Province, China
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :246
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China
  • Author : Shenggen Fan,Ravi Kanbur,Shang-Jin Wei,Xiaobo Zhang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-30
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 0191030236
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Summary : China's rise as an economic powerhouse raises a number of questions that are the subject of lively debate. How did the country do it? How applicable are the lessons of China's economic reform of the past thirty years to the challenges it faces in the next three decades? What does the detailed pattern of China's success and challenges look like at the sub-sectoral and sub-national levels, and what does this mean for future policy? How will China's role as a global economic player evolve? The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China presents an original collection of perspectives on the Chinese economy's past, present, and future: 99 entries written by the leading China analysts of our time. The topics covered include: the China model, future prospects for China , China and the global economy, trade and the Chinese economy, macroeconomics and finance, urbanisation, industry and markets, agriculture and rural development, land, infrastructure, and environment, population and labour, dimensions of wellbeing and inequality, health and education, gender equity, regional divergence in China, and a selection of perspectives on some of China's provinces. The Editors are four global leaders in Chinese economic analysis and policy who between them have held or hold the following positions: Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute; Co-Editor, China Economic Review; President Chinese Economists Society; Assistant Director of Research at the IMF; Principal Adviser to the Chief Economist of the World Bank; and Professors of Economics at Ivy League Universities.

Harvard Business Review on Managing Supply Chains

Harvard Business Review on Managing Supply Chains
  • Author : Harvard Business Review
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-10
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1422172120
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Summary : Find and fix your weakest links. If you need the best practices and ideas for making your supply chain strong and agile--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: - Use your supply chain as a competitive weapon - Gain customers' trust by revealing where your products come from - Collaborate with other companies--even rivals--to achieve scale - Make smart decisions about where to manufacture - Pick the most profitable supply chain for your products - Align partners' interests with your own - Revamp your supply chain to meet green goals

The Dragon's Gift

The Dragon's Gift
  • Author : Deborah Brautigam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-07
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0191619760
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Summary : Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest. China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.

Farm-level Water Management in Selected Asian Countries

Farm-level Water Management in Selected Asian Countries
  • Author : Asian Productivity Organization
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1980
  • Total pages :159
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Rapid Growth of Selected Asian Economies

Rapid Growth of Selected Asian Economies
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9789251055083
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Summary : Part I - China's rapid economic growth and its implications for agriculture and food security in China and the rest of the world; Part II - Indian agriculture and scenario for 2020.

China’s Management Revolution

China’s Management Revolution
  • Author : Charles-Edouard Bouée
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-24
  • Total pages :202
  • ISBN : 0230303862
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Summary : As one of the world's largest economies China is facing many unique management challenges in the wake of the financial crisis. The future presents many opportunities for growth and commerce but new management skills must be developed to cope with these issues.

IMIN Bibliography

IMIN Bibliography
  • Author : Irrigation Management Information Network
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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