Water Pricing for a Dry Future: Pricing Policies from Abroad and Their Relevance to California

Ariel Dinar and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 19, No. 5, May/June, 2016

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Abstract

It is raining again in California. How long will it last and how effective will it be in addressing the long-term water scarcity that the state faces? We live in a water-scarce, drought-prone state and this fact has to be taken into account in shaping water conservation policy. At a recent water-pricing workshop, co-sponsored by the Giannini Foundation, leading scholars from several countries presented case studies. These illustrated how water-pricing mechanisms have been used creatively throughout the world for promotion of water conservation under water-scarce situations.

Keywords

drought, water scarcity, environment, irrigation, household water consumption, groundwater

Citation

Ariel Dinar and David Zilberman. "Water Pricing for a Dry Future: Pricing Policies from Abroad and Their Relevance to California." ARE Update 19(5)(2016):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2016/19/5/water-pricing-for-a-dry-future-pricing-policies-fr/