Role of current policies and institutions Egypt in improving irrigated agriculture
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Diaa El-Deen El Qausy, Kamel Shideed, Theib Oweis, Mohammed Karrou. (31/12/2011). Role of current policies and institutions Egypt in improving irrigated agriculture, in "Improving water and land productivities in irrigated systems. Community-Based Optimization of the Management of Scarce Water Resources in Agriculture in CWANA. Report no. 10". Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
The objective of any national water policy is, normally, to ‘Generate the maximum possible economic value for the nation’. Under water scarcity situations, water should be allocated so that users who generate a higher income per unit volume of water are given priority over those who generate less income. This applies not only to water quantity, but also to water quality. The above statements are valid when water is considered as an economic commodity.