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08/10/2011

SIRRIMED contributions – FRANCISCO ALCÓN, COLLABORATOR OF THE SIRRIMED PROJECT, RECEIVED AN AWARD BY THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS

The European Association of Agricultural Economists has presented the prestigious award to the best scientific publication of the year 2010 in the journal European Review of Agricultural Economics – one of the most prestigious international publications in the field of agricultural economy – to Francisco Alcón, Professor of the School of Agronomists of Murcia and collaborator in the project SIRRIMED, for his article entitled 'Supply uncertainty and the economic value of irrigation water'.

This paper is about the economic value of irrigation water in the Campo de Cartagena. According to the publication, the farmers of the area would be willing to pay an additional amount for water in order to guarantee its availability in the medium term, i.e. over a period of five years.

According to the researcher, the economic value of water for farmers is higher than public rates for water use. “What is most worrying is no longer the price, but the uncertainty faced by farmers concerning water supply”, says Alcón.

Crops in the Campo de Cartagena are watered through the Tajo-Segura Aqueduct, since the resources of the region are almost inexistent. Farmers know every three months the availability of water for the next quarter. It is based on the amount stored in the header reservoirs: Entrepeñas and Buendia.

The situation causes uncertainty as the farmer, when planning crops, does not know if the transferred amount of water will be enough to fulfil production requirements. Therefore, farmers cannot always use the water they need, but must adapt to the amount available depending on the transfer.

The money that the farmers pay for water is not a market value, but a use fee established by the public administration, which is calculated on the basis of the cost of carrying water from its place of origin to the farmer’s plot. However, knowing the economic value of water, measured in terms of willingness to pay, is crucial to foresee the success or failure of implementing more efficient water policies. This article is part of the work developed by the research group on agrarian economy of the University of Cartagena, which has been involved in numerous projects on water management in recent years. Professor Alcón carries out research in this field since 2002.

 
         
   
     
   
     
 

19/03/2014

The Final Conference of SIRRIMED is celebrated in Brussels

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

28/02/2014

Final Conference in Brussels (March 19, 2014)

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

18/02/2014

Last meeting of the SIRRIMED Steering Committee

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

22/11/2013

New Horizon 2020 European Programme will foster water innovation

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

18/11/2013

Open pilot call for proyects by the Water JPI

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

13/11/2013

Get to know EIP Water Action Groups

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

30/08/2013

Long-distance abscisic acid signalling under different vertical soil moisture gradients depends on bulk root water potential and average soil water content in the root zone.

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

28/05/2013

Beneficial effects from the use of suspended shade cloths covers in agriculture

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

28/05/2013

Higher energy consumption for irrigation at basin level

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

28/05/2013

High influence of water supply restrictions on irrigation district perfomance inidicators

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

28/05/2013

Recommendation on implementing regulated deficit irrigation

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

28/05/2013

Partial rootzone drying shows some advantages over RDI in almond trees.

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

28/05/2013

GIS-based multi-criteria analysis helps identifying potential land sites for aquifer recharge.

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

27/05/2013

SSCC can mitigate evaporation losses from agricultural water reservoirs

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

08/05/2013

New steering group committee meeting of the Sirrimed project in Madrid

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

15/01/2013

InfoDay on FP7 Environment Research in the specific field of water innovation demonstration projects

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

26/11/2012

13th EUROPEAN FORUM ON ECO-INNOVATION

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

23/07/2012

4th Steering Committee meeting in Lancaster, June 2012

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

12/03/2012

Presentation of SIRRIMED at the World Water Forum

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

01/12/2011

SIRRIMED. FIRST EURO-MEDITERRANEAN INNOVATION SPACE FORUM, Casablanca (Morocco). 2011.

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

30/11/2011

MEETING IN AGADIR

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

10/10/2011

European news – RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION IN THE EU

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

08/10/2011

SIRRIMED contributions – FRANCISCO ALCÓN, COLLABORATOR OF THE SIRRIMED PROJECT, RECEIVED AN AWARD BY THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

01/10/2011

New call for proposals – RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF SMEs

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

13/09/2011

Sirrimed project in local newspaper

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

29/07/2011

Ordinary General Assembly of EIC

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

06/05/2011

Future EU research and innovation funding: consultation showing broad support for Commission ideas

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

15/04/2011

SIRRIMED Events – STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING IN BOLOGNA

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

14/02/2011

THE GREEN PAPER: FROM CHALLENGES TO OPPORTUNITIES: TOWARDS A COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR EU RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUNDING

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

10/02/2011

WATER MANAGEMENT IN INTERREG IVC PROGRAMME

 
   
   
     
   
     
 

01/11/2010

PRESENTATION OF THE COMMUNICATION PLAN OF SIRRIMED

 
   
 
   
     
   
     
 

30/09/2010

KICK OFF MEETING SIRRIMED PROJECT

 
   
     
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