Mohamed, Issam A.W. (2010): The economic and environmental factors of water in arid regions: Study of the rural water use in Northern Darfur Region, Sudan.
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We develop hypothetical policy scenarios in this part of the paper which are simulated using a product-by-industry economic-ecological model to investigate their impacts on water and other ecological commodities. Results are expected to contribute to the establishment of alternative policy options for water resources management and sustainable economic development in the area. The impact of economic development on the environment is now a global issue and cannot be ignored. However, the extent of these impacts at local and regional levels in less developed countries (LDCs) is not fully understood. Unlike the rich industrialized countries where development is large-scale and the impacts associated with immense consumption of fossil fuels are basically in the form of environmental pollution, development in the LDCs is rather at a small-scale and the nature of impacts is often in the form of severe resource depletion (World Bank, 1992; Lesser, et al., 1997). Therefore, the challenge of sustainable development in these poor countries is an urgent matter of concern (WRI, 1992). This concern can be investigated from two perspectives, economic development and environmental degradation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The economic and environmental factors of water in arid regions: Study of the rural water use in Northern Darfur Region, Sudan|
|English Title:||The Economic and Environmental Factors of Water in Arid Regions: Study of the Rural Water Use in Northern Darfur Region, Sudan|
|Keywords:||Arid, Regions, Water Scarcity, Sudan, Darfur, Input Output, Economics, Environmental Factors|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R15 - Econometric and Input-Output Models ; Other Models
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A11 - Role of Economics ; Role of Economists ; Market for Economists
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics
D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D57 - Input-Output Tables and Analysis
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries
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C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture ; Natural Resources ; Energy ; Environment ; Other Primary Products
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A10 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6 - Mathematical Methods ; Programming Models ; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C67 - Input-Output Models
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q56 - Environment and Development ; Environment and Trade ; Sustainability ; Environmental Accounts and Accounting ; Environmental Equity ; Population Growth
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A19 - Other
|Depositing User:||Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed|
|Date Deposited:||22. Jun 2011 19:00|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 03:30|
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