Economic impacts of water market simulation in agriculture

Leyla Nourani, Seyed Nematolla Mosavi, Abdoulrasool Shirvanian
2022 Water Science and Technology : Water Supply  
Water market is one of the modern issues in demand management in face of water scarcity, which is increasingly used in different parts of the world as a tool for optimal allocation of water consumption and transfer of water to consumers with higher final efficiency. Despite the benefits of forming a water market, such market is not yet developed in developing countries, such as Iran. Accordingly, this study examines the economic impact of water market design on farmers' livelihood in Iran. The
more » ... ata of this study were collected using a multistage random sampling method from 100 users with water rights in the irrigation network of Ramjerd plain in Fars province. The data was analyzed using positive mathematical programming and scenario making. The results showed that with the formation of the water market, the gross margin of the total lands with irrigation network of Ramjerd plain increased from 2,013.080 billion Rials to 2,194.2200 billion Rials. As a result, the agricultural economic situation of the region experienced an increase of 9%. therefore an appropriate legal and regulatory structure is recommended to create a water market on the lands located within the irrigation networks.
doi:10.2166/ws.2022.047 fatcat:hc3f77r4ivejxdjzghghl3kikq