Mirra, Laura (2022) Identification of efficient water pricing criteria for sustainable irrigation systems. Evidence from southern Italy. [Tesi di dottorato]

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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Resource language: English
Title: Identification of efficient water pricing criteria for sustainable irrigation systems. Evidence from southern Italy.
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Mirra, Lauralaura.mirra1@unina.it
Date: 8 March 2022
Number of Pages: 89
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Agraria
Dottorato: Sustainable agricultural and forestry systems and food security
Ciclo di dottorato: 34
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
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Maggio, Albinoalmaggio@unina.it
Tutor:
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D'Urso, GuidoUNSPECIFIED
Del Giudice, TeresaUNSPECIFIED
Giannoccaro, GiacomoUNSPECIFIED
Zucaro, RaffaellaUNSPECIFIED
Date: 8 March 2022
Number of Pages: 89
Keywords: climate change,water pricing, security, priority rule, positive mathematical programming
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/01 - Economia ed estimo rurale
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 11:04
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 14:01
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/14551

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Water shortage is one of the mainly world issues and, considering climate change projections, it is going to be prominent in the coming years. This PhD thesis examines the effectiveness of replacing water pricing scheme (based on proportional allocation rule) in the agricultural sector with the implementation of security-differentiated water pricing based on a priority rule. The main objective is to design a water pricing scheme able to guarantee an efficient water resource reallocation during hydrological drought condition in order to minimize negative economic impacts. To this end, a positive mathematical programming (PMP) model was implemented to simulate the performance of the proposed reform in an irrigation area in southern Italy (Consorzio di Bonifica della Capitanata, Puglia). Results show an economic outcomes improvement both for farmers and for water authorities, showing an increase in farmers’ gross margin and Consortium Revenue when the security-differentiated water pricing scheme was applied. Such findings offer interesting insights within the water pricing policies debate, contributing to the development of scientific knowledge about water use management over the agricultural sector.

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