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Title (Primary) Theory, the market and the state: agricultural reforms in post socialist Uzbekistan between economic incentives and institutional obstacles
Title (Secondary) Society - Water - Technology : a critical appraisal of major water engineering projects
Author Hansjürgens, B.;
Publisher Hüttl, R.F.; Bens, O.; Bismuth, C.; Hoechstetter, S.;
Journal Water Resources Development and Management
Year 2016
Department OEKON;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T34;
Keywords Water scarcity; Fergana Valley; Water resources; Efficient water pricing; Water services; Interdependence of orders; Design elements; Institutional obstacles; Agricultural sector; Paths for reform; Water rights; Water users associations
UFZ wide themes RU6
UFZ inventory Halle, Bibliothek, 00502344, 15-0701
Abstract Water pricing is seen as an important element in efficient water resource management. By providing information about water resource scarcity, water prices can make explicit the value of water and can set adequate incentives for water users to use water more sustainably. However, designing efficient water resource pricing schemes is dependent on many prerequisites that are hard to fulfil. In this chapter, we contrast the prerequisites of water pricing with real-world contexts in the Fergana Valley. We show that many prerequisites for water pricing are not met in this area, so that water pricing reforms are unable to perform the functions usually associated with water prices. Nevertheless, it is possible to articulate a number of steps toward a reform of the agricultural sector which may at least point the way towards a more sustainable use of water resources.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16778
Hansjürgens, B. (2016):
Theory, the market and the state: agricultural reforms in post socialist Uzbekistan between economic incentives and institutional obstacles
In: Hüttl, R.F., Bens, O., Bismuth, C., Hoechstetter, S. (eds.)
Society - Water - Technology : a critical appraisal of major water engineering projects
Water Resources Development and Management
Springer, Cham [u.a.], p. 169 - 186