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Water Efficiency in Agriculture: a Study of the Adoption of Water Conserving and Profitable Irrigation Technology in Arizona.

Abstract With the projected population growth, the need to produce higher agricultural yield to meet projected demand is hindered by water scarcity. Out of many the approaches that could be implemented to meet the water gap, intensification of agriculture through adoption of advanced agricultural irrigation techniques is the focus for this research. Current high water consumption by agricultural sector in Arizona is due to historical dominance in the state economy and established water rights. Efficiency gained in agricultural water use in Arizona has the most potential to reduce the overall water consumption. This research studies the agricultural sector and water management of several counties in Arizona (Maricopa, Pinal, and Yuma). Several resear... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Budiyanto, Yoshi (Author) / Muneepeerakul, Rachata (Advisor) / Smith, Karen (Committee member) / Abbott, Joshua (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Water resources management / Agriculture / Adoption / Dynamical Modeling / Economics / Irrigation / Robustness of SES / Technology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 61 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Sustainability 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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