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Environment, Water Resources and Agricultural Policies

Lessons from China and OECD Countries

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China's endowment of water resources is extremely low, poorly distributed, and increasingly polluted.  With agriculture being one of the main consumers of water, China's future development depends on initiatives that will raise the efficiency and efficacy of water use.  These workshop proceedings examine the current situation in China, look at what is being done in OECD countries to manage water resources, and suggest policy options for China.

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Market Mechanisms in Water Allocation in Australia

Market mechanisms are now a central element of the framework for the allocation and management of water resources in Australia. Extensive reforms have given rise to a new system of water management aimed at ensuring the environmental sustainability of river systems while allowing greater flexibility for water users.

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