4. Economic Aspects of Irrigation with Treated Wastewater

  1. Guy J. Levy,
  2. Pinchas Fine and
  3. Asher Bar-Tal
  1. Efrat Hadas1 and
  2. Yoav Kislev2

Published Online: 23 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328561.ch4

Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops

Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops

How to Cite

Hadas, E. and Kislev, Y. (2010) Economic Aspects of Irrigation with Treated Wastewater, in Treated Wastewater in Agriculture: Use and Impacts on the Soil Environment and Crops (eds G. J. Levy, P. Fine and A. Bar-Tal), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328561.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    Investment Financing Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel

  2. 2

    Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148627

Online ISBN: 9781444328561

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Keywords:

  • economic aspects of irrigation - with treated wastewater;
  • water, renewable resource - precipitations enriching reservoirs and freshwater;
  • wastewater in agriculture;
  • reused wastewater regulation - preventing health hazards, to irrigators and food consumers;
  • wastewater treatment - levels in accordance with accepted definitions;
  • sewage treatment, expensive - product, effluent used in agriculture;
  • price determination, within framework of model economy;
  • cost recovery, total revenue for fresh and reclaimed water - urban dwellers and agriculture;
  • recycled water provision - appropriate prices, users being large;
  • game theory, and mutual relations - economic or otherwise

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Wastewater in agriculture

  • Wastewater and the regulation of its reuse

  • Treatment

  • Cost

  • Replacement of fertilizers

  • Cost allocation and prices

  • Further considerations and alternatives

  • Agreements

  • The role of the government

  • Concluding comments

  • References