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Technology Tools

Chapter 4 offers a study of the technologies available for increasing the quantity of water available, increasing the efficiency of use, and limiting the impacts of agricultural pollution. The state of the art in agricultural technology is presented in order to provide background for technology-based policy recommendations. Ultimately, most of the policies offered by this technology assessment are not technology-focused, since broader structural changes in agricultural production are found to be needed to bring about water resource sustainability.

Andy Wingo 2001-12-10