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dc.contributor.supervisor Xu, Wei
dc.contributor.supervisor Bjornlund, Henning
dc.contributor.supervisor Johnston, Tom
dc.contributor.author Hall, Mathew Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-03T20:18:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-03T20:18:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-03
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3515
dc.description.abstract A necessary precursor to irrigated agriculture in southern Alberta is the availability of massive quantities of water. Many suggest that water demand will rise substantially in the decades to come. These projections also come at a time of increasing environmental awareness in Alberta, leading some to advocate that more water should be secured for environmental purposes. The Alberta government enabled inter-sectoral water transfers as a way to re-allocate water in order to satisfy growing demand. This has raised skepticism among the irrigation community over the use of water transfers as a way to satisfy future demand. The research presented in this thesis approaches this issue by examining the factors that influence irrigators’ perceptions towards using water transfers as a way to re-allocate water to other uses. The findings reveal that if the government is relying on water transfers as the primary way to re-allocate water in the future, it must address irrigators’ skepticism, and create conditions that promote transfers as a preferable option. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science)
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject water trading
dc.subject irrigation
dc.subject water re-allocation
dc.subject water conservation
dc.subject water resources management
dc.title Irrigators’ Perception and Intention towards Water Re-allocation Policies in Southern Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0366 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0503 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0451 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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