A recursive programming analysis of water conservation in Arizona agriculture : a study of the Phoenix active management area
AuthorLierman, Wally Kent.
Water conservation -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region -- Mathematical models.
Water conservation -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Mathematical models.
Water conservation -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region.
Water conservation -- Arizona -- Maricopa County.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Maricopa County.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region -- Management.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Management.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region -- Mathematical models.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Mathematical models.
Committee ChairWade, James C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractArizona agriculture faces many changes in the near future. One of the most imminent changes will come from the enactment of the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act. The 1980 AGWMA is designed ultimately to curtail the use of groundwater in Arizona. Agriculture will be affected since this sector used approximately 87 percent of all water in the State in 1980. This study reports on the possible effects that a proposed pump tax and water duty policy would have on agriculture within the Phoenix Active Management Area. The PAMA is one of four such areas in the State that have been identified as needing groundwater use management. The results of this study indicate that the proposed water duty is more effective in curbing groundwater use than the proposed pump tax. Investment in more water application efficient irrigation technologies is also important in this study. However, substantial amounts of capital investment funds will be needed to begin this investment.
Degree NamePh. D.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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