Cost assessment of averting groundwater pollution

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Authors:Haruvy, N.; Hadas, A.; Ravina, I.; Shalhevet, S.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Institute of Soils and Water, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
Technion, Israel
Volume Title:Environmental challenges for the next millenium; selected proceedings of the 7th international conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences
Volume Authors:Adin, A., editor; Belkin, S.
Source:Water Science and Technology, 42(1-2), p.135-140; 7th international conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Jerusalem, Israel, June 13-18, 1999, edited by A. Adin and S. Belkin. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York, International. ISSN: 0273-1223. ISBN: 1-900222-39-6
Publication Date:2000
Note:In English. 15 refs.; 6 tables
Summary:Modern agriculture serves as a source for groundwater pollution caused by nitrate leaching carried downward by seepage of excess water. Farmers do not usually consider these environmental hazards in their decision-making unless forced to by market or administrative measures. We compare the possibilities open to individual farmers and to the state, assess consequent environmental hazards to groundwater, and suggest appropriate measures to control them. Estimation is based on an optimization model applied to the central area of Israel located above the coastal aquifer.
Subjects:Agriculture; Aquifers; Consumption; Controls; Cost; Decision-making; Degradation; Economics; Effluents; Evaluation; Fertilizers; Ground water; Leaching; Models; Nitrate ion; Nitrogen; Nutrients; Optimization; Policy; Pollutants; Pollution; Seepage; Sewage; Water treatment; Asia; Israel; Middle East
Record ID:2002010442
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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