Special Issue "Water Allocation in Rural Area: Economic Influences and Better Management II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 4917
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Interests: economics; agricultural economics; water allocation; agriculture; international development
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Limited water availability and its multiple uses indicate that there will be a challenge in determining how to allocate water among major users in future. The major users of water are the municipality, agriculture, and industry sectors. Many rural areas face both water quality and water quantity concerns, and these areas are also dependent on agriculture for livelihood. For example, crop production needs fertilizer, but fertilizer runoff can impact groundwater quality and increase treatment cost. Rural municipalities will need to provide quality water to their residents. Yet, rural municipalities are likely to face economic challenges related to building infrastructures to provide quality drinking water. Given the financial constraints of many rural municipalities, there is a need to receive support from federal and state governments in order to meet rural water quality and quantity needs. The recent incident of water quality concerns in Flint, Michigan, USA means there will be more regulations coming to rural areas which may be onerous for small rural municipalities. There are also concerns about cybersecurity, as small rural municipalities may not be able to defend water sources and wastewater treatment plants. This Special Issue of the journal Water invites papers dealing with the economics of water quality and water quantity as relevant to rural areas.
Prof. Dr. Krishna Paudel
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- water quality
- water quantity
- rural water infrastructure
- water cybersecurity
- willingness to pay/willingness to accept