Staff Seminar

The Impacts of Water Pricing and Non-Pricing Policies on Sustainable Water Resources Management: Evidences from Different Basins in Iran — Omid Zamani

15 Apr 2019

10:00
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10:30
Institut für Weltwirtschaft

Speaker

Omid Zamani (Kiel University and Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Author

Omid Zamani (Kiel University and Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Abstract

There are strong indications that Iran -in one of the world’s most water-scarce regions- now faces a severe water crisis which is referred as the “water bankruptcy”. Continuation of the current status of water resources substantially threatens Iran’s economic development, food security, public health and upsets social and national stability. Therefore, the sustainable water resource management has currently become the primary concern for the Iranian authorities and the top priority in the development plans. This study aims to explore the endogenous responses of major subsectors of the agriculture to the various water pricing and non-pricing policies and evaluates the policy implications for sustainable water resource management also different farming systems. To do so, two case studies of Iran, with two different water resources are investigated to review the potential impacts of water quota, water supply timing, two-tiered pricing and groundwater pricing.

Room

Mediaroom (A-211)