Economic allocation of water to crops in international context: a national and global perspective

Hatem Chouchane

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    Many countries are facing severe water scarcity, which is a huge handicap for food production. Understanding water allocation and the relationship between water availability and trade could help to see how trade worsens or mitigates water scarcity and how trade contributes to global water use efficiency. The goal of this thesis is to (i) investigate the economic efficiency of water and land allocation in crop production, (ii) identify possible pathways to improve crop allocation considering comparative advantage and (iii) explore the relationship between water scarcity and crop trade. The first sub goal is approached by taking Tunisia as a case study, the second sub goal is approached by a global study and the third sub goal is approached with both one national and one global study.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Hoekstra, Arjen Y., Supervisor
    • Krol, Martinus S., Co-Supervisor
    Award date19 Jun 2019
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-4789-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2019

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    global perspective
    crop
    economics
    water
    comparative advantage
    food production
    water use efficiency
    crop production
    water availability
    allocation

    Keywords

    • Water availability
    • Allocation
    • Economic perspective
    • Comparative advantage
    • Water scarcity
    • Water footprint
    • Virtual water trade
    • Optimisation
    • Sustainable water management

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    Chouchane, Hatem . / Economic allocation of water to crops in international context : a national and global perspective. Enschede : University of Twente, 2019. 138 p.
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    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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