Review of agricultural water management policies in near east and North African region in light of water scarcity

Abdudayem, Abdulmagid and James, Kieran and Scott, Albert (2013) Review of agricultural water management policies in near east and North African region in light of water scarcity. African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 2 (2). pp. 122-138. ISSN 2046-4770


This paper explores the current debate about water management policies and the factors affecting their formulation and implementation in the arid and semi-arid zones of the Near East and North African Region (NENAR).
In this context, relevant and significant experiences of other countries in the world facing similar challenges are also considered (Sachdeva, 2009). The literature pertaining to water management policies is examined to better
understand the processes and the experiences of water management reform in these countries and the variables affecting them. Review of different water management policies should provide insights into the parameters and scope of research into improving water use efficiency in agriculture and the effect of water price on farmers' viability. This review will allow both an identification of, and an investigation into, the challenges faced by policymakers in framing water policies linked to water.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 04:21
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 02:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: Libya; Jordan; water scarcity; water management policies; water use efficiency; water demand; water resources management
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1504/AJESD.2013.055135

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